Gallery description : giant african land snail

Giant African Land Snail is a mollusc that inhabits humid forest areas. It has a hard outer shell skin type. The diet is herbivore. Giant African Land Snail which methodical name is achatina fulica has a size 15-30cm (6-11.8in). These molluscs usually live 3-10 years. The average weight is 250-450g (8.8-15.9oz). The top speed it is able to reach is 0.003km/h (0.002mph).

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Facts about giant african land snails
NameGiant African Land Snail
PhylumMollusca
ColourBrown, yellow, red
Top Speed0.003km/h (0.002mph)
DietHerbivore
GenusAchatina
PredatorsWild cats, birds, humans
Size15-30cm (6-11.8in)
TypeMollusc
Scientific NameAchatina fulica
KingdomAnimalia
HabitatHumid forest areas
LifestyleSolitary
Conservation StatusLeast concern
Skin TypeHard outer shell
Weight250-450g (8.8-15.9oz)
Average Litter Size200
Life Span3-10 years
ClassGastropoda
OrderAchatinoidea
FamilyAchatinidae
Main PreyLeaves, vegetables, fruit, flowers
Image Details
Description Giant african land snail. Dust_Pan_Games: July 2014
Width 3000 pixels
Heigh 2250 pixels
File type JPG
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