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Achatina achatina

African land snail (Achatina achatina)

Common Name Achatina
Group Invertebrates
Species Achatina limusegnis
Time Holocene
Diet Herbivore
Temperament Passive
PC Release Date November 24, 2016 (v252.0)
Xbox Release Date Not Yet Released
Tameable Yes
Rideable No

Found mostly in marshes and jungles, Achatina Limusegnis is a very slow, very non-threatening land mollusk. It might be the safest creature on the island to hunt and while it only provides a small amount of meat and chitin, an easy meal is always good on the island.

Unlike nearly every other creature on the island, Achatina does not defecate normally. Instead, it secretes a thick sticky substance. Achatina leaves trails of this slime, but the trails are so thin that they crumble to dust quickly.


There is a very disgusting, but useful, fact about Achatina that causes tribes to seek to tame them: its secretions are chemically similar to the 'Cementing Paste' used by many tribes for building materials. Tamed Achatina naturally build up this slime over time, which can then be collected at the tribe's convenience.

— The Dossier

The Achatina is a large herbivorous invertebrate found on the Ark.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Achatina



  • Tame and defenseless
  • Retreats into shell while under attack and hardly takes any damage




  • The dossier was revealed on June 15, 2015.
  • Can be carried by the player
  • Only tamed Achatina drop Achatina Paste

Trivia not relevant for the game

  • Achatina is part of a genus of snails that still exists to this day, although none have ever been as big as the dossier shows. It is part of a genus of air-breathing, tropical land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Achatinidae.


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Patch 252 Achatina, Megalosaurus, Moschops, Pachyrhinosaurus, New Caves and more!

Patch 252 Achatina, Megalosaurus, Moschops, Pachyrhinosaurus, New Caves and more!