Story: Snails and slugs

Large native slug (1st of 4)

Large native slug

Most native slugs are characterised by a leaf pattern on the outside of their bodies. This one, Athoracophorus giantea, is over 3 centimetres long – one of the largest species.

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Soil Bugs – An Illustrated Guide to New Zealand Soil Invertebrates
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Photograph by Alastair Robertson and Maria Minor

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How to cite this page:

Paddy Ryan, 'Snails and slugs - Flax snails, giant snails and veined slugs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12861/large-native-slug (accessed 18 September 2019)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007