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Hemphillia dromedarius Branson, 1972
Dromedary Jumping-Slug
Family: Arionidae
Species account author: Robert Forsyth.

Photo of species

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Distribution of Hemphillia dromedarius in British Columbia
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Jumping-slugs are a small group of slugs endemic to western North America. They are relatively large (ca. 60 mm long) slugs with a distinctive appearance (a pronounced hump). The tail is laterally compressed, keeled, and tipped with a horn-like protuberance (caudal horn). The sole of the foot is often bright yellow or orange. This species is found from sea level up to 1060 m in older coniferous forests.

Species Information

A medium-sized slug; grey with cream mottling; dorsal hump/mantle nealry black to yellowish, densely with blue-black and grey; end of tail with a fleshy ?horn?.




NW North America

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeS2RedT (May 2014)
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Additional Notes

Recommended Reading

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

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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: 2024-05-25 7:17:01 PM]
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