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Arion subfuscus (Draparnaud, 1805)
Dusky Arion
Family: Arionidae
Species account author: Robert Forsyth.
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© Robert Forsyth  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #125)

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Distribution of Arion subfuscus in British Columbia
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Species Information

A medium-sized to large slug, orange-yellow to brown, usually with strong lateral bands; foot fringe pale, variously coloured, with vertical lines; sole of foot cream; mucus yellow or yellow-orange; body of contracted animal not bell-shaped.


Gardens; disturbed sites


W Europe

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
ExoticSNAExoticNot Listed
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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: 2023-05-29 8:46:21 PM]
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