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Amazing Close Up of the Spanish Slug Eating Leaves

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  • uploaded: Feb 3, 2014
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The Spanish slug, scientific name Arion vulgaris, more commonly known in English-speaking countries under the incorrectly applied Latin name Arion lusitanicus, is a species of air-breathing land slug, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Arionidae, the roundback is a highly invasive slug species. It is often considered a pest, not only in areas where it has been accidentally introduced, but even in places where it is native distribution of Arion vulgaris is not exactly known. Some sources have claimed it originates in northern Spain, western France and southern England, but provided no published references for these assumptions. In Britain the slug was first recorded in 1954,[3] which does not indicate native distribution there. Reliable records from Spain probably do not exist. Moquin-Tandon described the species originally from France without exact indication of the locality, presumably western or southwestern distributionThe non-indigenous distribution of Arion vulgaris includes the whole of western, central and northern Europe. Its distribution includes also various parts of Southern Europe and of Eastern vulgaris is also known from the USA since Credit: MedvedevLicense: CC BY-SA



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