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Ariolimax columbianus  (Pacific Bananaslug)

Photo of Ariolimax columbianus by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #3757)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Aant'iyeik Park, Juneau, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Old growth forest
Photo Date June 01, 2008 Upload Date June 01, 2008
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 3757
Notes Found these two preoccupied arionids today. As simultaneous hermaphrodites they will cross-fertilize each other, but only one is likely to leave the encounter as an intact male as their penes become so entangled that one will have to be severed before separation can occur. The other will only be able to mate as a female in future years (Not making this up!).

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