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1 March 2011 Invasion of the Argentinean Paranense Rainforest by the Giant African Snail Achatina fulica
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The tropical land snail Achatina fulica Bowdich, 1822, native to Africa, is reported for the first time in Argentina, in Puerto Iguazú City, Misiones Province. This city is surrounded by protected areas. Three randomly selected 1-m2 plots were marked off in private gardens and in the area surrounding an urban stream for snail sampling. The high snail density detected could have ecological, sanitary, and economic consequences which have already been documented in other countries.

Diego E. Gutiérrez Gregoric, Verónica Núñez, Roberto Vogler, and Alejandra Rumi "Invasion of the Argentinean Paranense Rainforest by the Giant African Snail Achatina fulica," American Malacological Bulletin 29(1/2), (1 March 2011). https://doi.org/10.4003/006.029.0205
Received: 19 May 2010; Accepted: 13 July 2010; Published: 1 March 2011
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