Ariolimax columbianus (Gould, 1851) Pacific Banana Slug

Arionidae, Stylommatophora, Gastropoda, Mollusca, Animalia

Very large slugs, 185 to 260 mm long; foot margin wide with dark vertical lines; breathing hole conspicuous; usually restricted to forests and woodlands; the spotted form has been referred to as forma maculatus Cockerell, but it is not a true subspecies; eggs opaque white, about 10 x 8 mm; diet includes vascular plants, fungi, and lichens; found in most forest areas on ground and up to approximately 20 m above ground in trees; from near sea level to approximately 1370 m




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