Details of this species in Venezuela
Source: Martinez-Escarbassiere et al. 2008; Borrero et al. 2009
Arrival Date: 1997
Species Notes for this Location:
A. fulica was introduced into Venezuela and reported for the first time in 1997 in the city of Caracas (Martinez-Escarbassiere et al. 2008). Martinez & Martinez (1997, in Borrero et al. 2009) reported an incidental introduction in Venezuela, but recently the species has been reported as a pest from two other localities in that country (Anonymous, 2007 2008b, in Borrero et al. 2009).
Management Notes for this Location:
Agricultural: The giant African snail is considered an agricultural pest.
Disease transmission: A. fulica is a vector of parasitic worms in humans.
Last Modified: 9/03/2010 3:51:58 p.m.