Not native to Australia.
Prescribed and notifiable pest.
Common size 5-10cm.
Maximum size 20-30cm
Moist habitats such as leaf litter, thick shrubs and timber piles.
The Giant African Snail: Achatina fulica is known commonly as the Giant African snail. This is one of the world’s largest snails but is considered the most invasive.
BEWARE: This snail eats about 500 species of vegetation unlike our native snails who DO NOT eat plants [or your garden]. If you see this overseas-and they are as close as Papua New Guinea, then do not bring them home. If you see them here in Australia, contact Biosecurity Australia immediately.
Street Address: 7 London Circuit, Canberra City ACT 2601
Postal Address: GPO Box 858, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: +61 2 6272 3933
Freecall: 1800 020 504
Watch this video to see the problem created in Florida, USA by this snail.