Giant African snail, Achatina fulica, as a snail predator

Citation data:

American Malacological Bulletin, Page: 117

Publication Year:
2008

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Repository URL:
http://dh.howard.edu/bio_fac/144
Author(s):
Meyer, Wallace; Hayes, Kenneth; Meyer, Amanda
Tags:
Biology
article description
Individuals of Achatina fulica (Bowdich, 1822) were observed preying on veronicellid slugs at two sites on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. As such, the presence of A. fulica may pose a greater threat to terrestrial mollusc conservation than previously imagined. It is our hope that this note provides some impetus for other researchers to explore the possible predation impacts of introduced populations of A. fulica and to consider the possibility that other introduced snails and slugs may be having as yet unforeseen or unnoticed impacts.