Achatinidae

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Achatinidae
Giant East African Snail
Giant East African Snail, Achatina fulica
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Orthogastropoda
Superorder:Heterobranchia
Order:Pulmonata
Suborder:Eupulmonata
Superfamily:Achatinoidae
Family:Achatinidae
Genera

Achatina
Archachatina
Atopocochlis
Burtoa
Callistopepla
Columna
Lignus
Limicolaria
Limocolariopsis
Metachatina
Perideriopsis
Pseudachatina

Achitinidae is a family of terrestrial snails from Africa. The family includes some 11 genera.

Classification

  • Genus Achatina
    • A. achatina Linnaeus, 1758 or Giant African Snail, Agate Snail or Ghana Tiger Snail, from Western Africa (Liberia through Nigeria) grows to be the largest land snail on earth.
    • A. albopicta E. A. Smith,1878 : along the coast of Kenya and Tanzania.
    • A. allisa Reeve, 1849
    • A. balteata Reeve, 1849 : Cameroon to Central Angola.
    • A. craveni E. A. Smith, 1881 : Congo, Tanzania.
    • A. dammarensis Pfeiffer : Botswana
    • A. dimidiata : South Africa
    • A. fulgurata Pfeiffer, 1853 : Senegal
    • A. fulica Bowdich, 1822 or Giant East African Snail from Eastern Africa is a serious pest in the many tropical countries where it has been introduced, and is listed as an invasive species by some governments.
      • A. f. rodatzi Dunker, 1852
      • A. f. sinistrosa Grateloup, 1840
      • A. f. umbilicata Nevill, 1879
    • A. glutinosa Pfeiffer, 1854 : Mozambique
    • A. immaculata Lamarck, 1821 : Equatorial Africa
    • A. iostoma Pfeiffer,1852 : Cameroon.
    • A. iredalei Preston, 1910
    • A. monochromatica Pilsbry
    • A. mulanjensis Crowley & Pain : Malawi
    • A. nyikaensis Pilsbry, 1909 : Malawi
    • A. panthera Férussac, 1832 : Zimbabwe, Mauritius.
    • A. passargei von Martens : Botswana
    • A. reticulata Pfeiffer, 1845 : Zanzibar.
    • A. schweinfurthi von Martens, 1873 : East Africa.
    • A. schinziana Bousson : Botswana
    • A. semisculpta Pfeiffer, 1845 : East Africa
    • A. smithii : Banded Giant Snail
    • A. stuhlmanni von Martens, 1892 : Uganda.
    • A. sylvatica Putzeys, 1898 : Congo
    • A. tavaresiana Morelet, 1866 : Angola
    • A. tincta Reeve, 1842 : Congo, Angola
    • A. tracheia Connolly, 1929 : Southeast Africa
    • A. varicosa Pfeiffer, 1845 : South Africa.
    • A. variegata Roissy
    • A. vignoniana Morelet, 1874
    • A. weynsi Dautzenberg, 1891 : Congo
    • A. zanzibarica Bourguignat : Tanzania.
    • A. zebra Bruguiere, 1792 : South Africa.
  • Genus Archachatina
    • A. bequaerti Crowley & Pain : Malawi
    • A. bicarinata Bruguiere, 1789 : São Tomé and Principe
    • A. buylaerti
    • A. camerunensis d'Ailly, 1896
    • A. cinnamomea Mellvil & Ponsonby, 1894
    • A. crawfordi Morelet, 1889
    • A. degneri Bequaert & Clench, 1936 : Ghana
    • A. gaboonensis Pilsbry, 1933 : Gabon
    • A. granulata Krauss, 1848 : South Africa
    • A. marginata Swainson, 1821 or Giant West African Snail is native to Western Africa (Cameroon through Zaire).
    • A. marginata suturalis Philippi, 1849 : São Tomé and Principe
    • A. marinae Sirgel : South Africa
    • A. montistempli van Bruggen : South Africa
    • A. omissa van Bruggen : South Africa
    • A. papyracea Pfeiffer, 1845 : Cameroun
      • A. p. adelinae Pilsbry, 1905
    • A. purpurea Gmelin, 1790 : Ghana
    • A. semidecussata Pfeiffer, 1846
    • A. ustulata Lamarck, 1822 : South Africa
    • A. ventricosa Gould,1850 : Liberia, Sierra Leone
      • A. v. spectaculum Pilsbry, 1933 : Sierra Leone
    • A. vestita Pfeiffer, 1855
    • A. zuluensis Connolly : South Africa
  • Genus Atopocochlis
    • A. exarata Müller, 1774 : Guinea
  • Genus Burtoa
    • B. nilotica Pfeiffer, 1861 : Congo
  • Genus Callistopepla
    • C. graneri Thiele, 1811 : Congo
  • Genus Columna
    • C. columna Müller, 1774 : São Tomé and Principe
    • C. leai Tryon, 1866 : São Tomé and Principe
  • Genus Lignus
    • Lignus alabaster Rang, 1831 : Guinea
    • Lignus auripigmentum Reeve, 1848 : East Africa
    • Lignus intertinctus Gould, 1843 : Liberia
    • Lignus leai Pilsbry, 1933 : Liberia
    • Lignus solimanus Morelet, 1848 : Cameroun
  • Genus Limicolaria
    • L. adansoni Pfeiffer, 1861
    • L. aurora Jay, 1839  : Cameroun, Senegal
    • L. cailliaudi Pfeiffer,
    • L. charbonnieri Bourguignat, 1889  : Congo
    • L. dimidiata Martens, 1880 : Sudan
    • L. distincta Putzeys, 1898 : Congo
    • L. flammea Müller, 1774 : Nigeria
      • L. f. festiva von Martens, 1869 : Sierra Leone
      • L. f. spekiana Grandidier, 1881 : Sudan
    • L. flammulata Pfeiffer, 1847
    • L. kambeul Bruguiere, 1792 : Sudan, Senegal
    • L. martensi Martens  : Africa
      • L. martensi karagweensis Kobelt, 1913 : Congo
      • L. m. pallidistriga Martens, 1895 : Congo
    • L. martensiana E. A. Smith, 1880 : Uganda, Nigeria
      • L. m. laikipiaensis E/A. Smith, 1913 : Kenya
    • L. numidica Reeve : Cameroon
    • L. saturata E. A. Smith, 1895 : Kenya, Tanzania
      • L. s. chromatica Pilsbry, 1904 : Congo
    • L. smithii Preston, 1906 : Uganda
    • L. turriformis von Martens
    • L. zebra Pilsbry : Cameroun
  • Genus Metachatina
    • Metachatina kraussi Pfeiffer, 1846
  • Genus Perideriopis
    • P. fallsensis Dupuis & Putzeys, 1900 : Congo
      • P. f. pronuba Pilsbry, 1919 : Congo
    • P. umbilicata Putzeys, 1898 : Congo
  • Genus Pseudachatina
    • P. dennisoni Pfeiffer : Cameroun, Gabon
    • P. downesii Sowerby, 1838 : Cameroun
    • P. sodeni Kobelt, 1893 : Gabon
    • P. wrighti Sowerby, 1853 : Guinea

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