giant Ghana tiger snail, Achatina achatina  (Stylommatophora: Achatinidae) - 1265004

giant Ghana tiger snail
Achatina achatina (Linnaeus,1758)

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: These snails are the biggest land snails on the Earth. Their dark-yellow shell with irregular dark-brown "tiger" stripes can reach 17-30 cm long. Their body is dark-gray.
Image type: Field
Image location: Russia

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Name: Yuri Yashin
Country: Russian Federation

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Image uploaded on Thursday, July 08, 2004
Image Information last updated on Wednesday, July 27, 2011