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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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Tech Times

Tech Times
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 02:51:44 -0800

The average life span of the giant African land snail is about five to seven years, but with enough food and comfortable living conditions this massive mollusk can live up to 10 years. Compared to the new snail species found in Borneo, which tended to ...

Kent Online

Kent Online
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 04:57:15 -0700

Pupils at a Maidstone school have returned from their summer holidays to discover their classroom pet is mysteriously pregnant. The hunt was on for the father but it turned out Barbie-Ken the giant African land snail had managed to make itself pregnant.

7Online WSVN-TV

7Online WSVN-TV
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 09:23:17 -0700

MIAMI (WSVN) -- Agriculture officials in South Florida are stepping up their efforts in eradicating Giant African Land Snails. The department has been able to eliminate more than 159,000 of the pests so far, thanks to homeowners reporting sightings ...

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 ...

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 ...

Washington Post

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 ...

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 ...

The Hindu

Times of India
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:26:15 -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 ...

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