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Monday, January 16, 2012

Red-Triangle Slug at Mapelton 16/01/12

While stepping outside of the cabin that we were staying in at Mapelton, Brendon spotted this Red-Triangle Slug on a tree nearby.  This is the first time that we have seen one, although friends of ours have seen them before on their property at Geham, and I have seen photos from wildlife friends on the coast of the slugs.  They are truly massive in size and I took a photo with my hand in it for comparison.


{The red triangle slug, scientific name Triboniophorus graeffei, is a species of air-breathing land slug, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Athoracophoridae, the leaf-veined slugs.
This large (up to 14 cm), often colorful and striking-looking species is found in eastern Australia. It is Australia's largest native land slug.}

Red-triangle Slug At Mapelton, Qld, 16/01/12


1 comment:

  1. We recently saw a Red Triangle Slug in Toowoomba near Picnic Point (March 2012).

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