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Out Foraging. Despite the very dry weather we’ve been having this large, 15-16cm, Pacific Banana Slug was out looking for something to eat. Ariolimax Columbianus,Canada,Geotagged,Pacific banana slug,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Out Foraging.

Despite the very dry weather we’ve been having this large, 15-16cm, Pacific Banana Slug was out looking for something to eat.

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  1. That's an EPIC slug! Posted 11 days ago
    1. Yes, I was shocked to see it in the middle of the trail. I may have actually under estimated its length. It could have been closer to 18-20cm. One of the largest I have seen. Next time I’ll take a measuring devise. Posted 10 days ago
  2. What a beauty!! Posted 9 days ago
    1. Some might say, “In the eyes of the beholder!”. This one is quite magnificent even with its “fascinator” dried blossom stuck to its head. Posted 9 days ago
      1. That little blossom adds to its appeal... Posted 7 days ago

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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 gary fast
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Uploaded Jun 14, 2019. Captured Jun 14, 2019 09:11 in 729-753 Whaletown Rd, Mansons Landing, BC V0P 1K0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/8.0
  • 1/20s
  • ISO1250
  • 40mm