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West African snails of the family Achatinidae in the United States National museum

Henry Augustus Pilsbry

West African snails of the family Achatinidae in the United States National museum

by Henry Augustus Pilsbry

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Published in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Archachatina.,
  • Pseudotrochus.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ11 .U55 vol. 82
    The Physical Object
    Pagination6 p. 2 pl. on 1 l.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6320028M
    LC Control Number35008337
    OCLC/WorldCa29115673

    Native to Africa, this large snail was brought to Hawai‘i in as a garden ornamental and to be eaten. It is the largest land snail in Hawai‘i (can get up to 8 inches [ca. 20 cm] in length) and is considered an invasive pest because it feeds on the tender green leaves of garden and crop plants throughout the islands. Bequaert, J.C. Studies in the Achatininae, a Group of African land Snails. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College, (1): , 81 pl. Raut, S.K. & G.M. Barker Achatina fulica Bowdich and Other Achatinidae as Pests in Tropical Agriculture. In.

    family Achatinidae namely Archachatina marginata, Archachatina papyracea, Achatina achatina and Achatina fulica. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sampling Sites and Sample Collection: Snail specimens used for thi s study w ere obtained from National Centre for Genetic Resources (NACGRAB), Ibadan, Oyo State with coordinates 07°23''N °54''E.   The Achatinidae represent a group of African terrestrial pulmonate Snails. About 17 genera are described, each containing several species. Best known are species of the genus Achatina Lamarck.

      The garden snail is a particular problem in California, where they infest citrus groves, said David G. Robinson, who for 21 years has worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the National. The snail's range is limited by cold temperatures and moisture, as well as soil calcium needed for its shell. However, APHIS predicts that the snail's range could expand in the U.S. as far north as Maryland in the east, down across the southern states, and west through California and the entire Pacific Northwest. 2 Officials also warn that Giant African Snails may survive northern .


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West African snails of the family Achatinidae in the United States National museum by Henry Augustus Pilsbry Download PDF EPUB FB2

West African snails of the family Achatinidae in the United States National Museum (Proceedings of the United States National Museum) [Pilsbry, Henry Augustus] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. West African snails of the family Achatinidae in the United States National Museum (Proceedings of the United States National Museum)Author: Henry Augustus Pilsbry.

The giant West African snail or banana rasp snail (Archachatina marginata) is a species of air-breathing tropical land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family can grow up to 20 cm long, and live up to 10 : Achatinidae.

Mead AR. Comparative reproductive anatomy in the South African giant land snails (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Achatinidae). Zool. Med. Leiden 78 (25) Oke OC, Alohan FI. The land snail diversity in a square kilometre of tropical rainforest in Okuma National Park, Edo State, Nigeria.

African Scientist 7(3) Various African Animals." "West African Snails of the Family Achatinidae in the United States National Museum." "Report on the Fishes collected by H.

Raven in Lake Tanganyika in " "New Species of Hydroids, Mostly from the Atlantic Ocean, in the United States National Museum." "The Fresh-Water Fishes of Liberia.". In the family Achatinidae of great African land snails there are among the largest terrestrial snails on Earth. Compared to a great African land snail, that may well reach twenty to thirty centimetres (eight to twelve inches respectively), the Roman snail (Helix pomatia), the largest terrestrial snail in Europe, with its ten centimetres length (four inches) at most, appears tiny.

Achatinidae. Subcategories: Achatina / Archachatina / Limicolaria / Lissachatina / Pseudachatina This is very variable group consisted of moderate to very large species. Small species in this family are only 4 - 7cm big (Lignus, Limicolaria) and biggest species can reach 20cm in shell size (Achatina achatina) making them the biggest is more or less elongated often.

In addition, these snails have been identified in Southern, Southeastern and Eastern Asia, Polynesia and other Pacific Islands, West Indies and the United States. Typically, Giant African Snails have been found along the coastline and in southern states of the USA.

However, sightings have also occurred in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio. Our wonderful collection of giant african land snails from the Achatinidae family including Schweinfurthi & Tincta. Collective - Snails: Home Shipping Info Family Group - Achatinidae West Africa Adult Size 7 - 8cm.

For Sale. Lissachatina Reticulata Adult Size 10 - 15cm. The Giant East African Snail Achatina fulica, is a species of large, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the family is a macrophytophagous herbivore; it eats a wide range of plant material, fruit and vegetables.

It will sometimes eat sand, very small stones, bones from carcasses and even concrete as calcium sources for its shell. The Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica or GAS) was first found in southern Florida in the s, and it took 10 years and $1 million to eradicate it.

It was reintroduced inand eradication efforts are currently underway. GAS is one of the most damaging snails in the world because it consumes at least types of plants and can cause structural damage to plaster. Common Name (s): Giant African Land Snail, East African Land Snail, West African Land Snail, Tiger Snail Scientific Name(s): Achatina fulica, Achatina marginata, Achatina achatina Adult Size: Achatina fulica grow to 3 or 4 inches long (shell length), and Achatina achatina can have a shell up to 11 inches long (the body inside would stretch to about 15 inches long).

It is the most common breed in Nigeria, is a species of air-breathing tropical land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Achatinidae.

The AM specie is also known as the West African Giant Snail or the Giant West African Snail or Banana Rasp Snail ; it grows bigger among all the other species in Nigeria. Giant African land snails are easy to keep and breed In classrooms and laboratories, and provide excellent material for observations of Hying animals to support work in the biology attainment target of the science National Curriculum in England and Wales.

As they are unusually large, the adult snails stimulate interest and can be used to Illustrate the anatomy and. Achatina achatina, commonly known as the Giant Ghana African snail, also known as the Giant African snail, giant tiger land snail, and gigantocochlea, is a species of very large, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Achatinidae.

The name "Achatina" is from "achates", Greek for agate. Achatina, an African snail genus in the family Achatinidae. The Giant African Snail (Achatina achatina), in the genus Achatina, also known as the Agate Snail or Ghana Tiger Snail, which grows to be.

The giant West African snail or banana rasp snail (Archachatina marginata) is a species of air-breathing tropical land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Achatinidae. Achatina fulica is a species of large land snail that belong in the Achatinidae family.

It is also famously known as the giant African snail or giant African land snail. This snail. The Achatinidae gastropod family is native to Africa. The family is represented by about species in 13 genera (Raut & Barker ).

Several species of Achatinidae have attained pest status within their native range when the habitat has been anthropomorphically modified as a crop system including A. fulica (Raut & Barker ). Within the Achatinidae, four species are. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page.

The giant African land snail A. fulica is a fast-growing polyphagous plant pest that has been introduced from its native range in East Africa to many parts of the world as a commercial food source (for humans, fish and livestock) and as a novelty easily becomes attached to any means of transport or machinery at any developmental stage.

Helix fulica Férussac, (original combination) Lissachatina fulica (Férussac, ) Achatina fulica is a species of large land snail that belongs in the family Achatinidae. It is also known as the Giant African land snail.

It shares the common name "giant African snail" with other species of snails such as Achatina achatina and Archachatina marginata. Achatina fulica – is a species of land snail in the family Achatinidae, known commonly as the giant African snail.

This is one of the largest snails but is considered the most invasive. BEWARE: This snail eats about species of vegetation unlike our native Australian snails that DO NOT eat plants [or your garden].Achatina achatinaLinnaeus, or giant African snail, Agate Snail or GhanaTiger Snail, from Western Africa (Liberiathrough Nigeria) grows to be the largest land snail on Earth.

Achatina albopictaE. A. Smith, - along the coast of Kenyaand Tanzania. Achatina allisaReeve, Achatina ampullaceaBöttger,   Achatina fulica (Bowdich) and Archachatina marginata(Swainson) are referred to as the truly giant African land snails and are also referred to as the travelling species in that both have moved or been moved all over the world (Mead and Palcy ).