Lehmannia marginata

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Lehmannia marginata
Lehmannia marginata (Müller, 1774) 05 by Francisco Welter Schultes, 02-07-2007.jpg
Lehmannia marginata
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L. marginata
Binomial name
Lehmannia marginata
Synonyms

Limax marginatus O. F. Müller, 1774

A small Lehmannia marginata browsing on lichen amid moss patches

Lehmannia marginata is species of air-breathing land slug, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Limacidae. Sometimes classified in the genus Limax, the species is distinct in its ecology, and its nearly transparent body. It is a medium-sized species, rarely exceeding 12 cm in body length. The body is fairly long and narrow, with a marked keel. The keel looks lighter than the remaining body against the darker innards.

Distribution[edit]

This species is known to occur in a number of countries and islands including:

Description[edit]

This is a species of keeled slug.

Ecology[edit]

This slug species is found in woodland.

In contrast to predominately carnivorous species like the Spanish slug or the grey slug, Lehmannia marginata eats lichen, algae and mushrooms, and will only eat other dead slugs if no other food is available.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Cited 9 July 2008.
  2. ^ Balashov I. & Gural-Sverlova N. 2012. An annotated checklist of the terrestrial molluscs of Ukraine. Journal of Conchology. 41 (1): 91-109.
  3. ^ South, A. Terrestrial Slugs: Biology, ecology and control. Springer, New York. pp19
  4. ^ Species summary for Lehmannia marginata. AnimalBase

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