Malacological reasoning of the day / Arrazoado malacológico do día ...!
MALACOLOGICAL REASONING OF THE DAY
( ARRAZOADO MALACOLÓGICO DO DÍA )
The rapid spread of the giant african snail Achatina (Lissachatina) fulica (Bowdich, 1822) experienced in Brazil (Thiengo et al. 2007; Colley & Fischer 2009) is a direct and specific consequence of the historical "officially prohibition of this species in the country, opened in 2003, generating precipitated and premature release" into the environment of animals in livestock management regime (continental malacoculture or "escargot" farming), for fear of possible law sanctions (Agudo-Padrón 2012: 3).
Today, the exotic invasive Achatina (Lissachatina) fulica is present in all Brazilian territory (with exception of "Pampa" biome, in the southernmost region of Rio Grande do Sul State/ RS) (Agudo-Padrón 2012: 3) ...
+ AGUDO-PADRÓN, A.I. 2012. Dangerous Brazilian environmental controversy involving exotic and native land snails. International Journal of Biology and Biological Sciences, 1(1): 1-4. Available online at: http://
+ COLLEY, E. & FISCHER, M.L. 2009. Avaliação dos problemas enfrentados no manejo do caramujo gigante africano Achatina fulica (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) no Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 26(4): 674-704. Disponível em: http://www.scielo.br/pdf/zool/v26n4/v26n4a12.pdf
+ THIENGO, S.C.; FARACO, F.A.; SALGADO, N.C.; COWIE, R.H. & FERNANDEZ, M.A. 2007. Rapid spread of an invasive snail in South America: the giant African snail, Achatina fulica, in Brazil. Biological Invasions, 9(6): 693-702. Available online at: http://link.springer.com/