Geomalacus maculosus

Geomalacus (Geomalacus) maculosus Allman, 1843

Languages: English

Description

Behaviour

Rolls up into a sphere for defense against predators (Kerney & Cameron 1979).

Author(s): Paustian, Megan
Rights holder(s): Paustian, Megan

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

SW Ireland, NW Spain, Portugal (Kerney & Cameron 1979), France (Vennes) (Quick 1960).

Author(s): Paustian, Megan
Rights holder(s): Paustian, Megan

Ecology

Feeds on algae, moss, liverwort.  Eats live plants and small snails in captivity (Quick 1960).

Author(s): Paustian, Megan
Rights holder(s): Paustian, Megan

Habitat

Lichen- and moss-covered rocks and trees; in grasslands, woods (Kerney & Cameron 1979), and bare, rocky mountain-sides (Quick 1960).

Author(s): Paustian, Megan
Rights holder(s): Paustian, Megan

Taxonomic Children

Total: 1

Kerry Slug

References

Castillejo, J. (1997).  Las babosas de la familia Arionidae Gray, 1840 en la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares. Morfología y distribución (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Terrestria Nuda). Rev. Real Acad. Gal. Cien.. 16, 51-118.
Kerney, MP., & Cameron RAD. (1979).  Land Snails of Britain and North-West Europe. Hong Kong: Harper Collins Publishers.
Quick, HE. (1960).  British slugs (Pulmonata: Testacellidae, Arionidae, Limacidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology. 6, 103-226.
Schultes, W. F. (2010).  Geomalacus (Geomalacus) maculosus.