giant West African snail, Archachatina marginata  (Stylommatophora: Achatinidae) - 1265022

giant West African snail
Archachatina marginata Swainson, 1821

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: Their shells can reach 15-17 cm long. Their body is chocolate-coloured; a head is almost black. There are some snails with a light body. The top of shell is round. They lay 3-10 eggs, about 2 cm each.
Image type: Field
Image location: Russia

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Name: Yuri Yashin
Organization: achatina.ru
Country: Russian Federation

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Image Number: 1265022

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Image uploaded on Thursday, July 08, 2004
Image Information last updated on Thursday, July 21, 2011