Hemphillia dromedarius (Branson, 1972) Dromedary Jumping-slug

Arionidae, Stylommatophora, Gastropoda, Mollusca, Animalia

Range: known from the Olympic and Cascade Ranges, and southern Vancouver Island at elevations between 20 and 1370 m


Description: Slug up to 60 mm extended length while in movement; mantle and foot gray with cream-colored mottling on sides; sole buff-brown, yellow, or cream; tail laterally compressed with a distinct keel.

Natural History: probably takes two years to reach maturity, usually found on or under woody debris; eggs laid in fall in clusters similar to the habit of H. malonei

Conservation Status:

Literature Cited:

Branson, B.A. 1972. Hemphillia dromedarius, a new arionid slug from Washington. The Nautilus, 85(3): 100-106.

K. OVASKA, L. CHICHESTER, H. REISE, W. P. LEONARD, and J. BAUGH. Anatomy of the dromedary jumping-slug, Hemphillia dromedarius Branson, 1972 (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora: Arionidae), with new distributional records: 89–94