Giant African snail - Lissachatina fulica
Effective: August 21, 2014
Taxonomic Position: Stylommatophora : Achatinidae
Pest Type: Gastropods
Pest Code (NAPIS): IGDBABA
This pest is a member of the following surveys: Mollusk
These Approved Methods are appropriate for: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Human and Animal Pathogens Transmitted:
Aeromonas hydrophila, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, and Angiostrongylus costaricensis. Achatinids can also carry other diseases that affect humans and animals, including the bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila.
Pest Pathogens and Organisms Vectored:
Lissachatina fulica has been implicated in the transmission of the plant diseases Phytophthora colocasia, Phytophthora palmivora, and Phytophthora parasitica. However, the relative importance of Lissachatina fulica as a transmission agent in the epidemiology of these diseases under usual cropping conditions has not been well established (Raut and Barker, 2002).