do climate variables and human density affect achatina fulica (bowditch) (gastropoda: pulmonata) shell length, total weight and condition factor?the length-weight relationship and condition factor have been broadly investigated in snails to obtain the index of physical condition of populations and evaluate habitat quality. herein, our goal was to describe the best predictors that explain achatina fulica biometrical parameters and well being in a recently introduced population. from november 2001 to november 2002, monthly snail samples were collected in lauro de freitas city, bahia, brazil. shell length and total weight were measured in t ...200919802448
distribution, feeding behavior and control strategies of the exotic land snail achatina fulica (gastropoda: pulmonata) in the northeast of brazil.the goal of this study was to document the distribution and establishment a. fulica such as their feeding preference and behavior in situ. the study was carried out at the city of lauro de freitas, bahia state, brazil, between november 2001 and november 2002. we used catch per unit effort methods to determine abundance, distribution, habitat choice and food preferences. the abundance and distribution of a. fulica was most representative in urban area, mainly near to the coastline. lots and house ...200819197503
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