General Description

Body covered in rows of sacs (tubercules). Colour dark brown to black, sometimes mottled pattern. Edge of foot with orange or yellow stripes. Up to 15 cm long.


Black Slugs are an introduced species. They are potentially a highly invasive pest because they can reach high numbers in favourable conditions but are not yet considered to have established themselves in Australia. They eat a wide variety of plants, fungi and dead animal matter. Black slugs are hermaphrodites and can reproduce without a mate if necessary.


Europe. Isolated populations in New South Wales and Victoria.


Urban cultivated areas, could potentially establish in surrounding bushland.

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