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Rosy wolfsnail, Euglandina rosea. It's a predatory air-breathing land snail, a carnivorous terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk. Is a fast and voracious predator, hunting and eating other snails and slugs. Was introduced into Hawaii in 1955 as a biological control for the invasive African land snail, Achatina fulica. This snail is responsible for the extinction of an estimated eight native snail species in Hawaii. This has caused the snail to be added to the IUCN’s top 100 most invasive species. USA

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Il s'agit d'un escargot pulmoné terrestre prédateur, un mollusque gastéropode terrestre et carnivore. C'est un prédateur rapide et vorace qui chasse et mange d’autres escargots et limaces. A été introduit à Hawaii en 1955 en tant que moyen de lutte biologique contre l’escargot invasif africain, Achatina fulica. Cet escargot est responsable de la disparition d'environ huit espèces d'escargots indigènes à Hawaii. L’escargot a donc été ajouté aux 100 espèces les plus envahissantes de l’UICN.


Wild animal / Mollusk / Gastropod / Snail / Cannibal snail (Euglandina rosea)

Environment / Destruction of biodiversity / Introduced species

Area / Naturalness / Natural area

America / North America / United States of America

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Species / Relation between species / Predation / Predator

Enumeration / Alone

Motion / Locomotion / Crawl

Shot / Profile shot

Shot / Overview

Environment / Destruction of biodiversity / Invasive species

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Inarticulata / Mollusca / Conchifera / Gastropoda / Heterobranchia / Panpulmonata / Spiraxidae / Euglandina

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