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Definition of the noun Achatinidae

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Achatinidae is a family of Stylommatophora, described by Swainson in 1840.

Achatinidae is a family of Achatinoidea.

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Google previewBiology of the Invertebrates (2015)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Achatinidae: Achatinidae is a family of medium to large sized.

Google previewBiogeography and Ecology of Southern Africa (2012)

by Marinus J.A. Werger, Adolf Cornelis van Bruggen

The family Achatinidae is a very striking illustration of this phenomenon with species reaching northern South West Africa, while in the east there is a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

GIANT AFRICAN-SNAIL Achatina fulica Bowdich [Stylommatophora: Achatinidae] . Endemic to Africa and spread through Pacific by Japanese soldiers during WWII .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Invasions (2011)

by Dr. Daniel Simberloff, Dr. Marcel Rejmanek

Achatinidae), has been introduced to many primarily tropical areas as a food resource, not only for humans but also for domestic ducks, as well as for other reasons (see below). Other achatinids such as Archachatina marginata may also ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pest Management (2002)

by David Pimentel, Ph.D.

In the Pacific region and particularly in Hawaii, the giant African snail (Achatina fulica', Achatinidae) attacks vegetables and ornamentals. This very large (up to 30 cm long) and voracious snail originates from Africa and was introduced either ...

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Achatinidae is a family of large sized tropical land snails. The family includes some 13 genera. Primarily endemic in Africa, the snails were introduced into many tropical countries worldwide with fatal consequences due to lack of natural predators.

Living in Europe it's easy to keep them as pets in a terrarium.

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