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Ariolimax columbianus (Gould in A. Binney, 1851)
Pacific Bananaslug
Family: Arionidae
Species account author: Robert Forsyth.


© May Kald     (Photo ID #7642)


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Distribution of Ariolimax columbianus in British Columbia in British Columbia


The Pacific Bananaslug is a large slug species that is a commonly observed species in British Columbia.

Species Information

A very large slug; yellow, olive-green, brown-green, red-brown, white and often spotted with black; mantle smooth; keel along the entire length of the tail.




NW North America

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeS5YellowNot Listed

BC Ministry of Environment: BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer--the authoritative source for conservation information in British Columbia.

Additional Notes

Recommended Reading:

Forsyth, Robert G. 2004. Land Snails of British Columbia. Handbook. Royal BC Museum, Victoria.

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