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Euglandina rosea (Ferussac, 1821) is a carnivorous snail native to the southeastern United States, including Florida (Hubricht, 1985; Wolfe and Brooks, 1968). It is known as a ground-dwelling terrestrial snail that feeds on terrestrial gastropods (Burch, 1962; Pilsbry, 1946). Introduced to Hawaii in 1955, it is one of the worst cases of an intended biological control agent attacking non-target species (Cowie, 2001). Exclosures keep it away from consuming remaining endemic snails, including the endangered Achatinella species (Stone, 1999).


Davis, Elizabeth C., Kathryn E. Perez, and Daniel J. Bennett. "Euglandina rosea (Férussac, 1821) is found on the ground and in trees in Florida." The Nautilus 118, no. 3 (2004): 127-128.

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