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Subject: Giant West African Snail (Archachatina marginata)
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Giant West African Snail (Archachatina marginata)

Giant West African Snail
Gastropoda > Stylommatophora > Achatinidae
Archachatina marginata Swainson, 1821
Photographer: Yuri Yashin,
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 Citation: Yuri Yashin,,
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The giant West African snail or banana rasp snail (Archachatina marginata) is a species of air-breathing tropical land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Achatinidae. This species occurs in Western Africa: Cameroon through Democratic Republic of the Congo, and can be found in the Caribbean, in Martinique.

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