Rocket the Albino Giant African Land Snail

Michaela1991

Chester, United Kingdom

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This is an Albino Bodied Giant African Land Snail It is just 4 months old so still a baby and the shell is already 7cm!
The term Giant African Land Snail can refer to three species of terrestrial pulmonate snail from the family Achatinidae: Achatina fulica, Archachatina marginata and Achatina achatina. The term can more widely be used to describe any of the larger snails in this family, especially from the genera Achatina and Archachatina. There are about 100 Achatinidae species, with over 50 from the Achatina and Archachatina genera. As the name suggests, these are some of the largest snails on Earth – large specimens of A. achatina and A. marginata can have a shell height of 200mm. Most of these species live in the jungles and humid regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, where they eat vegetation and fruit. Many of these species are kept as pets by people in Europe, most commonly A. fulica. The name Giant African Land Snails is often abbreviated to ‘GALS’ by those in the snail community.
Taken on my compact Fuji Z800exr.

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