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Afrikanische Riesenschnecke (Giant African Land Snail, Achatina immaculata)

Rosy wolfsnail or canniibal snail: Euglandina rosea, Family: Spiraxidae, Class: Gastropoda, Phylum: Mollusca; medium-sized to large predatory air-breathing land snail, carnivorous terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusc; native to tropical North America, has become an invasive species in many places, including Hawaii

Lettuce sea slug (Elysia crispata)

Giant African snails can reach up to 8 inches in length and nearly 5 inches in diameter—about the size of an average adult fist—and can live up to nine years. In a typical year, mated adults lay about 1,200 eggs.


Miami Invaded By Giant, House-Eating Snails

A worker displays two giant African land snails. For the third time since 1966, the snails are invading the US.

Steinhart Aquarium, the Living Collection, is home to 38,000 live animals from around the world, representing more than 900 separate species. Come nose-to-beak with an African penguin, watch sharks and stingrays cruise beneath your feet, check out the set of teeth on a piranha, and learn about the critical, life-sustaining role that water plays on Earth.