Species Factsheet

Arion vulgaris

Details

Complete name: Arion vulgaris (Moquin-Tandon, 1855)
Taxonomy: Mollusca » Mollusca » Gastropoda » Stylommatophora » Arionidae » Arion vulgaris
Authors: Wolfgang Rabitsch
Last updated: October 30th, 2006

Common Names

Lusitanian slug, Spanish slug.

Synonyms

Arion lusitanicus J. Mabille, 1868
Arion vulgaris

Short Description

Large, 7-15 cm long, polyphagous slug feeding on a wide range of green plants, on decayed organic matter and animal carcasses; color variable, usually grayish-green