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Young banana slug On the prowl for a mushroom: In step moss, lanky moss, red huckleberry Ariolimax Columbianus,Fall,Geotagged,Pacific banana slug,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Young banana slug

On the prowl for a mushroom: In step moss, lanky moss, red huckleberry

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Ariolimax columbianus is the second largest land slug in the world. Adults range from 15-20cm in length. Some have been recorded at 25.4 cm! Augustus A. Gould first gave these soft bodied invertebrates a scientific name in 1851. Some of the first studies were conducted along the Columbia River; hence the species name A. columbianus (Harper 1988). Gastropoda describes the banana slugs stomach-foot or muscular-foot, which allows them to slowly crawl on a series of muscular waves (Denny 1980). Pulmonata.. more

Similar species: Pulmonata
Species identified by erinmoore
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Uploaded Feb 9, 2021. Captured Oct 1, 2020 13:15 in 4432 Mosquito Lake Rd, Deming, WA 98244, USA.
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • f/2.2
  • 1/30s
  • ISO160
  • 4.15mm