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Arion ater (Linnaeus, 1758)
EUROPEAN BLACK SLUG
Limax ater Linnaeus, 1758

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Species Arion ater (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Species Arion ater (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria


Extra Distribution Information

Adelaide Hills, Sydney and Dandenong Ranges; introduced from Europe.


Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, SA, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Channel Country (CHC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Central Ranges (CR), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Kanmantoo (KAN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Nullarbor (NUL), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE coastal
    • South Australia: S Gulfs
    • Victoria: SE oceanic

Ecological Descriptors

Suburban cultivated crops.

 

General References

Quick, H.E. 1960. British Slugs (Pulmonata : Testacellidae, Arionidae, Limacidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology 6 : 103-226 (anatomy)

Runham, N.W. & Hunter, P.J. 1970. Terrestrial Slugs . London : Hutchinson 184 pp. (physiology)

Smith, B.J. 1965. The secretions of the reproductive tract of the garden slug Arion ater . Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 118 : 997-1014

Smith, B.J. 1966. Maturation of the reproductive tract of Arion ater (Pulmonata : Arionidae). Malacologia 4 : 325-349

Smith, B.J. 1966. The structure of the central nervous system of the slug Arion ater L., with notes on the cytoplasmic inclusions of the neurones. Journal of Comparative Neurology 126 : 437-452

Smith, B.J. 1967. Correlation between neurosecretory changes and maturation of the reproductive tract of Arion ater (Stylommatophora : Arionidae). Malacologia 5 : 285-298

 

History of changes

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Arion ater
Arion ater
Black Arion, Garden Slug
ID: 9092 3191 3539 0095 [detail]
T. W. Davies
© 1999 California Academy of Sciences

Arion ater
Arion ater
Great Black Slug
ID: 0000 0000 1007 0715 [detail]
© 2007 Dave Mangham/www.wildlifephotos.org.uk

Arion ater
Arion ater
Black Arion
ID: 6666 6666 0216 0112 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2016 California Academy of Sciences

Arion ater
Arion ater
Black Arion
ID: 6666 6666 0216 0113 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2016 California Academy of Sciences

Arion ater
Arion ater
Black Arion
ID: 6666 6666 0216 0114 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2016 California Academy of Sciences

Arion ater
Arion ater
Black Arion
ID: 6666 6666 0216 0115 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2016 California Academy of Sciences

Arion ater
Arion ater
Large Slug
ID: 0000 0000 0916 1650 [detail]
© 2016 Simon J. Tonge

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