One member thinks A. fulica is this species beause google picture search says so. I tried to say to her that I have experience of both species and I'm still "wrong". Well what do YOU think? Is a other scam in ebay perhaps by making "new a. fulica that has "tigersnail features"?
Person Cloe types that to almost every A. fulica picture that correct species is "Achatina Achatina Fulica"
It's nice to talk about this so people learn to make back up check before they are sure that it's species.
I'll stop writing in group so other people won't get mad about her opinion of snail species.
Oh update she seems to get it now but I want to keep talking about this so beginners would be more careful.
Hi, I don´t know anything about Achatinidae, but I really can´t imagine that a "new a. fulica that has "tigersnail features"" would have been called Achatina achatina fulica by a serious author , because this name would indicate the species "Achatina achatina", subspecies fulica, which seems to be pure nonsense. A "new" subspecies of A. fulica showing some features of Achatina achatina would have been called A. fulica achatinoides or something like that. By the way, is there a subgenus Achatina? Then a correct name could be Achatina (Achatina) fulica (the subgenus can be added in brackets after the genus), but this has nothing to do with the species Achatina achatina. Regards: wolf