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Giant African land snail is the common name used to refer to two genera and three species within the family Achatinidae, a family of unusually large African terrestrial snails:


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352 news items

CBS News

CBS News
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:12:09 -0700

The video shows a giant African land snail, an invasive species with no natural predators that lives up to nine years and can grow to eight inches long. An adult can lay as many as 1,200 eggs in a year. "We need your help," the ad implores. "See 'em ...

WTSP 10 News

WTSP 10 News
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:22:30 -0700

(CBS News) "This is not science fiction," warns a public service announcement from the Florida Department of Agriculture. "This is real." The video shows a giant African land snail, an invasive species with no natural predators that lives up to nine ...

Orlando Weekly (blog)

Orlando Weekly (blog)
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:47:41 -0700

Compared to Florida's long list of invasive species, the Giant African land snail is one of the most resilient. It can switch sexes and drop over 400 eggs a year. It can decimate crops by eating over 500 varieties of plants. And, it can lay dormant for ...

Miami New Times

Miami New Times
Thu, 14 May 2015 05:08:40 -0700

The giant African land snail, native to East Africa, is one of the most damaging snails in the world. It consumes at least 500 types of plants, including everything grown in Florida as food. It can also cause structural damage to plaster and stucco and ...
 
Washington Post
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:19:58 -0700

Talk about a nightmare in slow motion. Giant African land snails, which abound in south Florida, are not only threatening to move beyond the Miami area, they're hauling some ugly passengers. A U.S. Geological Survey study released this week says ...

The Hindu

Times of India
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:36:35 -0700

PANAJI: The finding of a giant African land snail (GALS) near Goa University (GU) administrative building has once again brought to the fore lack of studies on a variety of invasive species of plant and animals in the state. GALS has been listed as one ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:35:37 -0800

Biosecurity officials intercepted the mollusc, which was carrying around six eggs, and prevented it from entering New Zealand. Giant African land snails, which can weigh over 35lb and grow to eight inches in length, are known as a ravenous species, and ...

United States Geological Survey (press release)

United States Geological Survey (press release)
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 08:11:15 -0700

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. – The invasive giant African land snail is expanding its range in Miami, and with it, the range of the parasitic rat lungworm, according to new U.S. Geological Survey led research. Giant African land snails, along with other ...
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