The giant tropical land snail Archachatina bicarinata. Photo courtesy of Martin Dallimer.
The newest subject of our Forgotten Species series, Archachatina bicarinata is endemic to the islands of Sao Tome and Principe off the west coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea. The species has likely undergone a significant decline due to overharvesting for food says researchers Martin Dallimer. Regulations on the snail trade need to be put in place if this species is not to vanish.
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