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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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4 news items

 
TheGrower
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:22:30 -0700

click image to zoom giant African land snail Andrew Derksen, FDACS/DPI; bugwood.orgA giant African land snail can feed on more than 500 different plants as well as house stucco.The spread of a large African mollusk in south Florida that eats plants and ...

Tallahassee.com

Tallahassee.com
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:07:30 -0700

Since getting elected agriculture commissioner, Putnam has promoted efforts to battle a disease impacting the citrus industry, as well as non-native species such as the destructive Giant African Land Snail. With his office also overseeing consumer ...
 
The Bradenton Times
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:39:03 -0700

Another example, the Giant African Land Snail, is an invasive species that was detected in South Florida in 2011. This pest poses a triple threat: it consumes 500 varieties of plants, feeds on structures and is a threat to human health. As we increase ...

WUSF News

WUSF News
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:45:00 -0700

Since getting elected agriculture commissioner, Putnam has promoted efforts to battle a disease impacting the citrus industry, as well as non-native species such as the destructive Giant African Land Snail. With his office also overseeing consumer ...
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