JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Another Reticulate Taildropper! I spied this fellow while I was searching for ‘Shrooms after last night’s rain. The moss is just out side our back door. The snail was between 3-4cm long. Just a little fellow. One of the identifying features are the two dark bands on the mantle. Canada,Geotagged,Prophysaon andersoni,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Another Reticulate Taildropper!

I spied this fellow while I was searching for ‘Shrooms after last night’s rain. The moss is just out side our back door. The snail was between 3-4cm long. Just a little fellow. One of the identifying features are the two dark bands on the mantle.

    comments (2)

  1. I was going to ask the question about its name but immediately found it:
    "These slugs are notable for being able to self-amputate a portion of their tail."
    Posted 9 days ago
    1. Yes, the self-amputation line is not as evident on these little guys as it is on some other Taildropper slugs I have seen. Posted 9 days ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

''Prophysaon andersoni'', common name the reticulate taildropper, is a species of air-breathing land slug, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Arionidae, the roundback slugs.

Similar species: Land Snails And Slugs
Species identified by gary fast
View gary fast's profile

By gary fast

All rights reserved
Uploaded Sep 13, 2021. Captured Sep 12, 2021 10:58 in 315 Whaletown Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkIII
  • f/10.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO800
  • 60mm