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Common Keeled Slug

Observed: 9th March 2012 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

about 6 cm in length

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jeremyr's picture

thanks, I got the name

thanks, I got the name budapestensis from a website that said Keeled slug, then Recommended gave me the English name Budapest. I've got a field guide to British slugs but it's online and a bit tricky to navigate

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Christian Owen's picture

Slug

This has the "feel" for T.sowerbyi. As Martin suggested, a look at the underside would help confirm either way.

Theres currently someone working on a new field guide to slugs. Hopefully it will be out in the next year or two?

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apologies, MJB, I didn't

apologies, MJB, I didn't check the sole. Is the budapest slug one it can be confused with, and/or are there others? I thought this one would be a cinch..

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martinjohnbishop's picture

There are three Tandonia and one Milax species

T. budapestensis has a darker stripe in the middle of the sole as shown here http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/242155

The other three have a uniform sole colour

M. gagates is slatey-grey with clear mucus

T. sowerbyi is brown or pale tan with yellowish mucus and rim around respiratory pore paler

T. rustica large, pinkish, spotted with black

See check list available at http://www.conchsoc.org/resources/n-m-list.php

FAMILY MILACIDAE Ellis 1926
Genus Milax J. E. Gray 1855
Milax gagates (Draparnaud 1801) GB IRE
Genus Tandonia Lessona & Pollonera 1882
Milax J. E. Gray 1855 partim
Tandonia budapestensis (Hazay 1880) GB IRE
Tandonia rustica (Millet 1843) GB IRE
Tandonia sowerbyi (A. Férussac 1823) GB IRE

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many thanks indeed. As I

many thanks indeed. As I mentioned elsewhere, my FSC pdf guide seemed to suggest posture was significant?
However I'll remember to look at the foot in future.

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