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“When these native slugs are young they have a striped appearance as shown. Most introduced slugs have four appendages on their heads. These native slugs do not actually eat plants but rasp algal and fungal film off  leaves, branches and rocks”. When adult this eastern Australian native land slug has a distinctive red triangular pattern behind the head. Found on Red Ash (Alphitonia excelsia) at Sportsman Creek wildlife refuge.

Reference and I.D. courtesy   M. Robinson,  Naturalist. Australian Museum.


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