Details of this species in Hawaii
Source: Raut & Barker 2002
Species Notes for this Location:
A. fulica became a lesser problem after some 60 years in Hawaii (Cowie 1992, in Raut & Barker 2002).
Management Notes for this Location:
In 1955 the predatory rosy wolfsnail (Euglandina rosea) was introduced into Hawaii to control A. fulica. Non-target impacts included the consumption of native snails (Hoddle 2004).
Localised eradication of A. fulica on some Hawaiian islands appears to have been successful (Mead 1979).
Reduction in native biodiversity: Individuals of Achatina fulica were observed preying on veronicellid slugs at two sites on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. As such, the presence of A. fulica may pose a greater threat to terrestrial mollusc conservation than previously imagined.
Last Modified: 9/03/2010 3:52:00 p.m.