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Giant African Land Snail

Giant African Land Snail at the Agricultural Science Unit

Lissachatina fulica

Giant African land snails are nocturnal, moving around at night to feed on a wide range of plants.

Their conical shell is a brown colour with weak darker markings that appear as bands across the spiral, although the colouration can vary..

Found in agricultural areas, coast land, natural forest, planted forests, shrub lands, urban areas, and wetlands

Fact Check

Common Name : Giant African Land Snail

Scientific Name : Lissachatina fulica

Type : Gastropoda

Diet : Omnivore

Avarage Life Span in Captivity :  5-6 years

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Size: 7-10 cm

Weight : 250 grams

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These snails are hermaphrodites, which means that each snail has both male and female reproductive organs