Euglandina rosea, Tall Timbers, Florida. Euglandina rosea's natural distribution is the southeastern United States from South Carolina to Louisiana. It is an aggressive, voracious predator of land snails. It is shown here about to devour a young slug. Euglandina rosea was introduced against advice to the contrary into Hawaii by the Hawaiian Department of Agriculture, and into other areas as well (e.g., Tahiti, Samoa, Thailand) to control or eradicate the Giant African Snail, Achatina fulica. It has not controlled Achatina fulica, but instead has been instrumental in the extinction of local interesting and scientific valuable local snails of no agricultural importance.
John B. Burch (photographer; copyright holder), Mollusk Division, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
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