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1 March 2008 Giant African snail, Achatina fulica, as a snail predator
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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.

Wallace M. Meyer III, Kenneth A. Hayes, and Amanda L. Meyer "Giant African snail, Achatina fulica, as a snail predator," American Malacological Bulletin 24(1), 117-119, (1 March 2008). https://doi.org/10.4003/0740-2783-24.1.117
Received: 1 December 2006; Accepted: 1 August 2007; Published: 1 March 2008
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