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Pacific Banana Slug

Ariolimax columbianus


The Pacific banana slug is the second-largest species of terrestrial slug in the world, growing up to 25 centimetres (9.8 in) long,[4] and weights of 115 grams (4.1 ounces).[5] (The largest slug species is Limax cinereoniger of Europe, which can reach 30 centimetres (12 in) in length.) (From Wikipedia)


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brooke1 8 years ago

That is very cool good spoting :]

lori.tas 8 years ago

When I lived in Oregon, the sheer numbers of these on the sidewalks after a good rain made walking difficult at times. Great photos.

Congratulations on the SOTD !

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 8 years ago

Congrats on being the spotting of the day! =D

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago


Steve Lenz
Steve Lenz 8 years ago

Thank you, everyone! This is a wonderful community for us to share our love of nature regardless of shape, size, or sliminess.

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

that's huge.... Congratulations on your SOTD !!

CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Photo # 3 tells it all. Great slug! Amazing!

MrsPbio 8 years ago WORD! I thought our leatherleaf slugs were big...

Parag2 8 years ago

its huge...

Wow, huge! Nice pics!

Chris Roberts
Chris Roberts 8 years ago

Poor mans peaches!

ToshimiDowaki 8 years ago

Huge slug!
Congratulations for SOTD!

Blogie 8 years ago

Amazing spot and great shots! Congratulations on your SOTD, Steve!

This would be a valuable addition to the Mollusca mission. I hope you'll include it there as well. Here's the link to the mission:

angel_ansh 8 years ago

wow! amazing... congratz

Yasser 8 years ago

Steve, this super slug has earned Spotting of the Day honors! Welcome to the community and we look forward to seeing many more of your wonderful wildlife photos.

"Banana slugs grow six to ten inches in length -- making them the second-largest slugs in the world (after the Limax genus in Europe) -- and can live for as long as seven years. They are named for their roughly cylindrical shape and characteristic golden yellow color (often with dark spots)."


Steve Lenz
Steve Lenz 8 years ago

Thank you, Yasser! And thank you for creating this awesome community! I am loving participating in this. I have hundreds, if not thousands, of sightings in the past 4 years to sort through and post. With many many more new ones to come.

Yasser 8 years ago

Massive and gorgeous! Fantastic submission Steve. Welcome aboard!

YukoChartraw 8 years ago


Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 8 years ago

WOW!!! I've never seen a slug like that!

Steve Lenz
Spotted by
Steve Lenz

Newport, Oregon, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2010
Submitted on Sep 20, 2012

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