Calling all writers, especially those who wax poetic! If you have a way with words, here's your chance to put pen to paper and try your hand at writing an award-winning piece for us. Find all the details on our contest page.

CLOSED: A slug about 40 mm

New Plymouth, New Zealand

I would appreciate the ID of this slug. I presume it is an imported slug to New Zealand

Thumbnail by nzwide Thumbnail by nzwide
New Plymouth, New Zealand

Sorry missed photo showing black spot on head

Thumbnail by nzwide
Minot, ND

I cannot provide a specific identification, but it definitely is an introduced species. All slug species native to New Zealand only have one pair of tentacles on their 'head' and also have a leaf-vein like pattern on their back - see

New Plymouth, New Zealand

Thanks Flapdoodle for your reply. All we can nail it done to is a keelback slug in the Genus: Ambigolimax


Post a Reply to this Thread

Please or sign up to post.