Eco News #39 – Giant African Snail

February 13th, 2013

African snail
Amazing, isn’t it? 🙂 It’s one of the examples of Giant African land snails – they are very popular in Western world, so that they are always confiscated at airports.
The species is not endangered, quite contrary – they are very invasive, so their imports and population need to be regulated. They are native to west Africa: coasts of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Ghana, and Nigeria. It’s the largest snail species in the world, whose shells sometimes reach size of 18cm.
Like almost all pulmonate gastropods, these snails are hermaphrodites, having male and female sex organs. Each snail lays up to twelve hundred eggs per year.

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5 Responses to “Eco News #39 – Giant African Snail”

  1. David says:

    Wow what a huge snails I’ve ever seen @_@

    its my first time see a giant snails AMAZZINGGG so muchhh..

    Btw how it feels when pun in his hand… mmmhhh.. freeze 🙂

  2. Victor says:

    Wow es bellisimo, 😀 se ve padre nunca me imagine
    que llegara a ser grande, algo tan pequeño.

  3. ouadah says:

    it is verry mesterious

  4. iliassbenadou says:

    ohhh

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