Utilization of the African giant land snail Archachatina marginata in the humid area of Nigeria

E.A. Agbelusi, B.N. Ejidike

Abstract


The pattern of utilization of the African giant land snail Archachatina marginata amoung the people living in the humid area of Nigeria was investigated. The results revealed that the snails were important not only as a source of animal protein to the population but also an important ingredient in their traditional medicine. The shells are also sued for decoration in homes, ash trays in hotels and abrasive for washing utensils and assumes a cultural significance.

Keywords


Snail utilization; Traditional medicine; Cultural values

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