Update on the occurrence and dispersion of the Achatina (Lissachatina) fulica Bowdich, 1822 (Mollusca, Gastropoda) snail within the Federal District, Brazil
Palavras-chave:giant African snail, mollusks, invasive species, Federal District, Brazil
ResumoAchatina (Lissachatina) fulica is present in most Brazilian States. This paper aims at providing a diagnosis of the occurrence and dispersion of A. fulica in the Distrito Federal. Pages and posts for social medias were created to identify areas of A. fulica occurrences. In addition, interviews and active searches at commercial plant nurseries were undertaken. Collection took place from March 2019 to February 2020 and January 2021. The sampled areas were categorized into commercial nurseries, Paranoá Lake shore, other urban areas, and agricultural areas. Commercial nurseries were identified as the main sources of A. fulica in the Distrito Federal
Cazarin-Oliveira, L. C., Pereira Fraga, L., Volkweis Lombardi, M., Sperb Volkweis, F., & Martins-Silva, M. J. (2021). Update on the occurrence and dispersion of the Achatina (Lissachatina) fulica Bowdich, 1822 (Mollusca, Gastropoda) snail within the Federal District, Brazil. Heringeriana, 15(1), 87-95. https://doi.org/10.17648/heringeriana.v15i1.917953
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