Euglandina rosea is a carnivorous land snail with a shell that is typically 5-7 cm in diameter and is usually a light yellow or brown color. It has a long, pointed spire and a wide, flat base. It is native to the southeastern United States and is found in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands. Its lifespan is typically 2-3 years and its current population is stable.
Name Origin: Euglandina rosea is a species of carnivorous land snail native to the southeastern United States. It was first described by American malacologist Henry Augustus Pilsbry in 1895. The genus name, Euglandina, is derived from the Greek words eu, meaning "good," and glans, meaning "acorn," in reference to the shape of the snail's shell. The species name, rosea, is Latin for "pink," referring to the color of the shell.
Related Species: Achatina fulica, Achatina achatina, Achatina immaculata, Achatina marginata, Achatina allisa, Achatina reticulata, Achatina smithii