i would like to know if any of these species are kept in captivity and if yes could anyone give me any infomation on them: archachatina bequaerti archachatina bicarinata archachatina crawfordi archachatina gaboonensis archachatina knorrii archachatina limitanea archachatina machachensis archachatina marinae archachatina montistempli archachatina omissa archachatina purpurea archachatina semidecussata archachatina ustulata archachatina vestita archachatina zuluensis archachatina burnupi archachatina natalensis archachatina neumanni archachatina pentheri archachatina pfeifferi archachatina saskai archachatina simplex archachatina transuaalensis archachatina buylearti
Some of those species are no longer recognised - for example burnupi is a form of dimidiata.
Achatina dimidiata doesn't exist at all. Achatina monochromatica is also obsolete, it being a variant of Achatina achatina.
Those lists look pretty old.
Andreas Leiß and myself are trying to compile a up-to-date that take all the changes we've heard about into consideration, hopefully including all the new genera like Lissachatina, Cochlitoma etc. It's a huge job, and a lot of the information is probably unobtainable but we're currently trying to make sense of it. It'll never be perfect but some of the lists floating around are way off from what we know now.
Out of your lists, I've seen evidence that the following have been kept in captivity: Archachatina purpurea, Achatina zanzibarica, Achatina monochromatica (ie. Achatina achatina var. monochromatica), Achatina smithii (but it was never confirmed they were that species, unless something came to light in the past few years that I didn't know about - I always suspected they were immaculata). I have no idea whether these are still kept in captivity.
ok thank you, i found a thew lists earlier and combined them, i have other generas to add but i thought i would leave it at these two lists for now, if any of these are in captivity i would also like to know if anyone has any for sale (i dought it but worth a try)