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The Snail Spurt- An Issue of Concern

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Zoology, University of Kerala, Kariavattom-695581, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (6), Pages 88-91, June,22 (2014)


Achatina fulica, a moisture dependent, nocturnal snail has made its presence known in the warm and humid tropical regions of the globe and established itself as a serious pest causing severe agricultural and economic losses. Widespread attack of the giant African snail in Kariavattom campus premises destroying the banana plantations raised my concern. The factors influencing the snail spurt, its impacts and control measures are discussed.


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