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Slug

Observed: 21st July 2012 By: SheilaWSheilaW’s reputation in InvertebratesSheilaW’s reputation in Invertebrates
Slug
Description:

Found under stone.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

martinjohnbishop's picture

Please assign to invertebrates

rather than fish. I do not think this is a member of the Limacidae because the tail is blunt and the rings on the mantle are not centred on the midline. Rather it belongs to the related family Agriolimacidae.
This is explained in the Key to British Slugs [PDF]
www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/.../vol5.5_156_a.pdf

The name Deroceras caruanae has been shown to be a synonym of Deroceras panormitanum which is found in iSpot http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/20789

A recent study suggests that the slug found as an invasive species word wide rather than in Sicily and Malta is a distinct species
http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/zoologie/mal...

Martin Harvey's picture

edit

Hi SheilaW, I've edited your observation so that it appears in invertebrates rather than fish, hope that's okay! If you ever need to edit such things yourself in future you just need to click on the "Edit" tab towards the top of the page.

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