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Giant African Land Snail

Lissachatina fulica

Origin: Africa

Impact: A large terrestrial snail that can reach up to 8 inches in length and nearly 5 inches in diameter. The brownish shell covers at least half the length of the snail. Damages native plants and crops. Scientists consider the giant African snail to be one of the most damaging snails in the world. It is known to eat at least 500 different types of plants. Imported as pets and for educational purposes; may also arrive accidentally in cargo. First established population was found in 1966.

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