Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Giant African Snail Lissachatina fulica

Photo: Tello Neckheim

Classification

Achatinidae [family]
Lissachatina [genus] (1)
fulica [species]

Classification

Achatinidae [family]
Lissachatina [genus] (1)
fulica [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Curaçao
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Natural distribution Africa
    Distribution description Native to the humid region of Eastern Africa.

    Publications

    • Buurt, G. van 2016. Field observations on some Curaçao landsnails, and new records for its fauna. Folia Conchyliologica 34: 1-16.
    • Buurt, G. van, & Debrot, A.O. 2012. Introduced agricultural pests, plant and animals diseases and vectors in the Dutch Caribbean, with an “Alert species” list. 1-35. IMARES, Wageningen.
    • Clement, D., Nolf, P., Nolf, F. 2016. Shelling on Sint-Maarten/Saint Martin, the 'Friendly Island': Part I: Introduction and land mollusca. Neptunea 14(1): 1-29.
    • Hovestadt, A., Leeuwen, S. van 2017. Terrestrial molluscs of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao in the Dutch Caribbean: an updated checklist and guide to identification. Vita Malacologica 16: 1-39.
    • Hovestadt, A & C.M. Neckheim 2020. A critical checklist of the non-marine molluscs of St. Martin, with notes on the terrestrial malacofauna of Anguilla and Saint- Barthélemy, and the description of a new subspecies. Folia Conchyliologica 57: 1-38.
    • Leeuwen, S. van, Hewitt, S.J. 2016. Molluscs of St. Eustatius. In: Marine biodiversity survey of St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean, 2015. 83-112. Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, and ANEMOON Foundation, Bennebroek.
    • Madden, H. 2015. Invasive species of St. Eustatius. 39 pp. STENAPA.
    • Neckheim, C.M., Hovestadt, A. 2016. Land- en zoetwatermollusken verzameld op Sint Maarten (Nederlandse Antillen) en Saint Martin. Spirula 409: 18-24.