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Limax maximus slug

Slug next to my hand - it’s much longer than my little finger.
Photo by Miraz Jordan.

When I moved a plank by the quail run one day I found this huge (~9cm) slug. It’s apparently a Limax maximus, or tiger slug:

Limax maximus is the largest slug introduced to New Zealand from Europe. … one of the largest kinds of keeled air-breathing land slug in the world

Large slug on a plank.

This item was updated on Friday 16 September 2022

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