Rapid spread of an invasive snail in South America: the giant African snail, Achatina fulica, in Brasil

@article{Thiengo2006RapidSO,
  title={Rapid spread of an invasive snail in South America: the giant African snail, Achatina fulica, in Brasil},
  author={Silvana Carvalho Thiengo and F Faraco and Norma Campos Salgado and Robert H. Cowie and Monica A Fernandez},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={693-702}
}
Beginning around 1800, but primarily since the early and mid-twentieth century, the giant African snail, Achatina (Lissachatina) fulica Bowdich, 1822, has been introduced throughout the tropics and subtropics and has been considered the most important snail pest in these regions. In Brasil, specimens probably brought from Indonesia were introduced into the state of Paraná in the 1980s for commercial purposes (“escargot” farming) that were not successful. Achatina fulica is now widespread in at… 

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