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Scientific Name
Deroceras sp.
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Taxonomy
(Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Agriolimacidae: Agriolimacinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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GAS1
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Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Shell a broadly oval internal plate with concentric growth lines radiating from vestigal protoconch at posterior left margin. Keel on body very short. Pneumostome in posterior right margin of mantle. Mantle shield with concentric ridges, their nucleus to right of midline, over respiratory orifice. Kidney oval, with posterior lobe directed to right under rectum. Jaw oxygnathic, with a central protuberance. Right ocular retractor muscle passing to left of phallus and oviduct. Phallus with an internal stimulator and frequently with appendages. Genital orifice immediately behind right ocular peduncle. Rectal caecum often present, short.

References

- Barker, G.M. (1999). Naturalised terrestrial Stylommatophora (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Fauna of New Zealand 38. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 253 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
14/04/2011 09:07 AEST
Last Updated
23/03/2014 21:56 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Slug (Deroceras sp.) Updated on 3/23/2014 9:56:26 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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