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Unnamed spotting

Description:

Slimy

Habitat:

Forrest



1 species ID suggestions

jozin.joe
jozin.joe 6 years ago
Banana Slug
Ariolimax sp. Banana slug

5 Comments

jozin.joe
jozin.joe 6 years ago

"Banana Slug" loosely refers to three species of slug. All similar, with slightly different colors, length, color pattern.
Interesting fact: These suckers will excrete a thick mucus when in danger from their skin. The mucus has numbing properties (a problem for predators when they are trying to shallow one of these guys), and if you gently stroke the back of a banana slug, then touch the resultant slime to your tongue, you can experience this numbing effect (similar sensation to Orajel).

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

Banana slugs come in a range of colors.

TaraSawyerGaroutte
TaraSawyerGaroutte 6 years ago

Must be a different kind than mine?

13pinstripes
13pinstripes 6 years ago

Thank you

jozin.joe
jozin.joe 6 years ago

Banana slug

Camas, Washington, USA

Lat: 45.60, Long: -122.40

Spotted on Sep 5, 2010
Submitted on Sep 5, 2010

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