• species
  • Giant African land snails are seen as the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announces it has positively identified a population of the invasive species in Miami-Dade county on September 15, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (chron.com)
  • Achatina fulica is one of many land snails, which do not have a larvae phase like other Gastropod species. (animaldiversity.org)
  • They do not self-fertilize, so the snails need to mate with another snail of their species. (animaldiversity.org)
  • large
  • Smith-Herron said three other large but harmless snails in area gardens may be mistaken for the more dangerous giant African: the Texas native rosy wolf snail, the island apple snail and the channeled apple snail, she said. (chron.com)
  • She also advised not handling any large, unidentified snails. (chron.com)
  • Anyone who sees an unusually large snail should call the institute at 936-294-3788. (chron.com)