Lehmannia marginata

Lehmannia marginata

''Lehmannia marginata'' is species of air-breathing land slug, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Limacidae. Sometimes classified in the genus ''Limax'', the species is distinct in its ecology, and its nearly transparent body. It is a medium-sized species, rarely exceeding 12 cm in body length. The body is fairly long and narrow, with a marked keel. The keel looks lighter than the remaining body against the darker innards.

In contrast to predominately carnivorous species like the Spanish slug or the grey slug, ''Lehmannia marginata'' eats lichen, algae and mushrooms, and will only eat other dead slugs if no other food is available.
Tree Slug Heverleebos, Belgium (dec 2013).
The body is nearly transparent, fairly long and narrow, with a marked keel. The keel looks lighter than the remaining body against the darker innards. In contrast to other carnivorous slugs, L. marginata eats lichen, algae and mushrooms, and will only eat other dead slugs if no other food is available. Belgium,Fall,Geotagged,Lehmannia marginata

Appearance

This is a species of keeled slug.

Distribution

This species is known to occur in a number of countries and islands including:
⤷  Czech Republic
⤷  Netherlands
⤷  Slovakia
⤷  Poland
⤷  Ukraine
⤷  Great Britain
⤷  Ireland
⤷  Norway
⤷  Spain
⤷  and other areas

Habitat

This slug species is found in woodland.

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Status: Not evaluated
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderStylommatophora
FamilyLimacidae
GenusLehmannia
SpeciesL. marginata
Photographed in
Belgium