Details of this species in Mauritius
Source: K. Varnham pers.comm 2002; Cooling 2005
Species Notes for this Location:
A. fulica was attributed medicinal properties and, on these grounds, was introduced to Mauritius and thence to many island groups in the Indian Ocean (Raut & Barker 2002). A. fulica may be used as bait for trapping the (Indian musk shrew (Suncus murinus) in Mauritius. The snail is widespread across mainland Mauritius and Ile aux Aigrettes.
Management Notes for this Location:
In 1961 the predatory rosy wolfsnail (Euglandina rosea) was introduced into Mauritius to control A. fulica. Non-target impacts included the consumption of native snails (Hoddle 2004).
Human nuisance: Achatina fulica is considered a serious garden pest in this country.
Last Modified: 9/03/2010 3:52:00 p.m.