E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Arion rufus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chocolate Arion
Family: Arionidae
Photo of species

© Robert Forsyth  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #133)

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Distribution of Arion rufus in British Columbia
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The chocolate arion is an introduced, European species of slug that is commonly found in southern British Columbia.


Gardens; disturbed sites


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Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
ExoticSNAExoticNot Listed
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Species References

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

General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-07-13 3:45:15 AM]
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