EPPO Global Database

Achatina fulica(ACHAFU)

Distribution details in United States of America (Florida)

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Transient, under eradication
First recorded in: 1969
Comments
Single infestation found in 1969 in Florida eradicated, according to PNKTO no 22.

Reported in September 2011 in Miami, under eradication.
References
* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – USA. Giant African snail (Lissachatina fulica, formerly Achatina fulica): two additional regulated areas in Florida established (2013-07 -18 ). https://www.ippc.int/index.php

* NPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports.
- USA (2017-03-23) Lissachatina fulica, formerly Achatina fulica (Giant African Snail) - APHIS Updates Regulated Areas in Miami-Dade County in Florida
- USA (2016-10-14) Lissachatina fulica, formerly Achatina fulica (Giant African Snail) - APHIS establishes additional regulated area in Florida. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=684
- USA (2016-05-03) Lissachatina fulica, formerly Achatina fulica (Giant African Snail) - APHIS Establishes Additional Regulated Area in Florida. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=654
- USA (2013-07-18) Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica, formerly Achatina fulica): Two additional regulated areas in Florida established. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=553
- USA (2012-10-26) Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica, formerly Achatina fulica) - Two additional regulated areas established in Florida. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=534
- USA (2011-09-28) Detection of Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica) in Florida. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=504

* USDA (1982) Pests not known to occur in the United States or of limited distribution. No. 22. Giant African snail, Achatina fulica. USDA APHIS-PPQ, Beltsville, USA.
------- Absent, pest eradicated