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Lehmannia valentiana (Férussac in Férussac & Deshayes, 1822)
Threeband Gardenslug
Family: Limacidae
Species account author: Robert Forsyth.
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Distribution of Lehmannia valentiana in British Columbia
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Species Information

A medium-sized slug; yellow-grey to pale yellow-violet, with one dark band on each side; mantle with 2 bands and a fingerprint-like pattern of ridges; keel at end of tail only.


Gardens; disturbed sites


Global range

SW Europe

BC range Introduced; Greater Victoria region, Gulf Islands.



Genus named for German malacologist Rudolph Lehmann (1812–71). The gender is feminine. Species named after Valencia, Spain.

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: 2024-05-23 3:54:59 PM]
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