Giant African Snail

Other Common Names: giant African snail, escargot Géant, Achatine, Caramujo

Achatina fulica is a very large snail that can weigh as much as 1kg. The body varies from pale cream to dark brown. The foot sole is flat. The shell can reach up to 20 cm (8”) in length and 12 cm (5”) in diameter. The shell is conically spired and narrowed at the apex. It has seven to nine rounded whorls (rarely ten) with moderately impressed sutures between the whorls. The shell colour can vary due to environmental conditions and diet, from light coffee to reddish-brown with cream to light yellow vertical streaks. As the snail ages the colours in the whorls at the apex fade appearin... Read more..Click Here to Download Flyer-Giant African Snail (Adobe PDF  88Kb)

 

 

Help Eradicate Giant African Snail 

Since its discovery in 2008, the giant African snail is confined to a few areas: the Diego Martin Valley, Maraval, Invaders Bay, Mt. Lambert, Aranguez North and South and Barataria. To eradicate this pest, it is critical that it does not spread to other areas. Please help us eradicate the giant African snail by complying with the following... Read More

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Help Eradicate Giant African Snail 

The Giant African Snail is a serious threat to human health, trade, agriculture, and the environment. Read more...

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Giant African Snail a nofiable pest in Trinidad and Tobago 

A notifiable pest in Trinidad and Tobago (Act 13 of 1975) Click Here to Download Giant African Snail, Notifiable Pest Flyer (Adobe PDF  78 Kb)

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Fact Sheet- Giant African Snail $5000. fine 

Failure to report sightings on your property may result in a fine of $5000.00

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Report Giant African Snail 

See it? Snap it? Email: snailreport@gmail.com

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Don't Spread the Giant African Snail 

A notifiable pest in Trinidad and Tobago (Act 13 of 1975)Click Here to Download Don't Spread the Giant African Snail Flyer (Adobe PDF 82 Kb)

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Don't introduce the Giant African Snail in your Area! 

Don’t accept soil/compost from infested areas: Diego Martin Valley, Maraval, Invaders Bay, Mt. Lambert, Aranguez North and South and Barataria, Click Here to Download Flyer for Giant African Snail (Adobe PDF  85 Kb)

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Don't Spread the Giant African Snail 

DON’T CUT FORAGE FROM INFESTED AREAS: Diego Martin Valley, Maraval, Invaders Bay, Mt. Lambert, Aranguez North and South and Barataria  The giant African snail attaches itself to plants and can hitch a ride. Click Here to Download Don't Spread the Gian African Snail Flyer (Adobe PDF  80 Kb)

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Beware the Giant African Snail 

DON’T CUT FORAGE FROM INFESTED AREAS: Diego Martin Valley, Maraval, Invaders Bay, Mt. Lambert, Aranguez North and South and Barataria  The giant African snail attaches itself to plants and can hitch a ride.Click Here to Download Beware the Giant African Snail Flyer (Adobe PDF  81 Kb)

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Don't Spread the Giant African Snail 

 

Cleaning up after the flood? Don’t move material out of the Diego Martin Valley, Maraval, Invaders Bay, Mt. Lambert, Aranguez North and South and Barataria!
These areas are infested with giant African snail.

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Don't Spread the Giant African Snail 

Don’t move soil from giant African snail infested areas: Diego Martin Valley, Maraval, Invaders Bay, Mt. Lambert, Aranguez North and South and Barataria. The giant African snail lays its eggs in the soil and on plant debris., Click Here to Download Don't Spread the Giant African Snail Flyer (Adobe PDF 92 Kb)

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Don't Spread the Giant African Snail 

 

Inspect all vehicles before leaving giant African snail infested areas: Diego Martin Valley, Maraval, Invaders Bay, Mt. Lambert, Aranguez North and South and Barataria.
The giant African snail attaches itself to anything and can hitch a ride Click Here to Download Don't Spread the Giant African Snail Flyer (Adobe PDF  84 Kb)

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Giant African Snail, help control this threat 

The giant African snail poses a threat to human health. It also causes serious economic losses to agriculture and tourismClick Here to Download Giant African Snail, help control this threat Flyer (Adobe PDF  78 Kb)

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Giant African Snail 

The giant African snail is one of the world’s most destructive land snails. It is an alien invasive species of quarantine importance. Click Here to Download Flyer for Giant African Snail (Adobe PDF  85 Kb)

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Giant African Snail carries Meningitis 

 

May spread meningitis to people, The giant African snail is a vector of the rat lungworm that can cause meningitis in man.

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Don't Spread the Giant African Snail 

 

DO NOT MOVE THESE MATERIALS FROM SNAIL INFESTED AREAS: DIEGO MARTIN VALLEY, MARAVAL, INVADERS BAY, MT. LAMBERT, ARANGUEZ NORTH AND SOUTH AND BARATARIA.
The giant African snail can attach itself to any material and hitch a ride.
It can spread meningitis to people and can cause serious economic losses to agriculture, trade and tourism.
Report all sightings to 646-6284 or email pictures to snailreport@gmail.com Click Here to Download Don't Spread the Giant African Snail Flyer (Adobe PDF  68 Kb)

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Don't Spread the Giant African Snail 

 

Don’t moe soil, plants and debris from infested areas: Diego Martin Valley, Maraval, Invaders Bay, Mt. Lambert, Aranguez North and South and Barataria.
The giant African snail can attach itself to any material and hitch a ride.
Report all sightings to 646-6284 or email pictures to snailreport@gmail.com Click Here to Download Giant African Snail Flyer (Adobe PDF  78 Kb)