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Observed: 21st February 2011 By: BeckyHBeckyH’s reputation in InvertebratesBeckyH’s reputation in Invertebrates
Species interactions

No interactions present.


Mike Kendall's picture

what do you think ?

Lots of pictures of this species of slug on

The description there "white body with a rosy blush on the rhinophores and elsewhere on the head, the digestive gland showing through the skin red-brown". The colour tends to fade in unfed animals. There is a conspicuous brownish duct of the digestive gland down each side of the body giving off a branch to each cera" looks quite good in relation to your picture.

Mike Kendall

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It does, doesn't it?

It does, doesn't it? Especially the fading colour - I've got that specimen and one where the colour really has faded badly and the whole thing has started to decompose. I just don't want to be optimistic that is it H. bifida without other opinions, because if it is H bifida, it would prove a nice first record for Kent / SE England (according to NBN data)!

andrewcowley's picture

Smell and habitat

According to Thompson this smells either of Herb Robert or Hydrogen Sulphide. Not commonly found on shore. Was it on a red alga? Sub-tidal or on shore?

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They were on Halurus

They were on Halurus equisetifolius, on the very low shore, next to the kelp zone