Acochlidium fijiiensis Haynes & Kenchington, 1991 Order: ACOCHLIDEA Family: Acochlidiidae. DISTRIBUTION. Known only from two rivers in Fiji, Nasekawa River on the island of Vanua Levu; and Lami River on Viti Levu. Despite searches in other rivers no further populations have been discovered. PHOTO. Locality: Lami River, Suva, Fiji. Length: 15 mm approx. Photographer: Paddy Ryan.
Some slugs eat other slugs, but because many predatory slugs also eat plants, it’s difficult to think of any slug as beneficial. Here’s what you need to know: Predator Slugs. Philomycidae and Ariolimacidae families: Eats slime molds and mushrooms including milk-caps, oyster mushrooms, and penny bun.
Most species of slugs eat organic materials, including leaves, lichens, decaying plant material, and mushrooms. A few are predators that eat other slugs, snails, or even earthworms. Most slugs, however, aren’t native to North America and were accidentally introduced, which is why there are so many varieties of this prolific garden pest.
The black slug (also known as black arion, European black slug, or large black slug) Arion ater L. is a large terrestrial gastropod mollusk in the family Arionidae—the round back slugs. Land slugs lack shells like other terrestrial mollusks (such as snails).
Leopard slugs (Limax maximus) are big slugs that live all throughout the globe, including Australia, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. The "leopard" component of their moniker is a nod to the conspicuous black blots that adorn their mostly brownish or gray physiques.
Of the six orders of Pulmonata, two – the Onchidiacea and Soleolifera – solely comprise slugs. A third family, the Sigmurethra, contains various clades of snails, semi-slugs (i.e. snails whose shells are too small for them to retract fully into) and slugs.
Banana slug is a common name for three North American species of terrestrial slug in the genus Ariolimax. These slugs are often yellow in color and are sometimes spotted with brown, like a ripe (or overripe) banana which is the source of their common name, although they can come in other colours.