Grains Research and Development

Slugs and snails (10 results)

  • Reticulated Slug and Black Keeled Slug

    Deroceras reticulatum and Milax gagates

    Region
    West
    Both slugs grow to 40 mm long. The reticulated slug is variable in colour, often a light grey to fawn with dark brown markings. The black keeled slug is usually black and with a prominant ridge down the back....
  • Reticulated Slug

    Deroceras reticulatum

    Region
    South
    The reticulated slug is variable in colour, often a light grey to fawn with dark brown markings. Slugs can grow to 50 mm long. A distinctive feature of this slug is that it secretes milky-white mucus when disturbed. The reticulated slug will reproduce at any time of the year if...
  • Black Keeled Slug

    Milax gagates

    Region
    South
    The black keeled slug is usually black and with a sharp ridge or keel down the back. This is most obvious when the slug is disturbed and its body contracts. Slugs grow between 40-60 mm in length....
  • Small Pointed Snail

    Cochlicella barbara

    Region
    West
    Light brown conical shells up to 10 mm long....
  • Pointed Snail

    Cochlicella acuta

    Region
    South
    Fawn, grey or brown conical shells up to 18 mm long. The ratio of the shell length to its base diameter is always greater than two....
  • Small Pointed Snail

    Cochlicella barbara

    Region
    South
    Fawn, grey or brown conical shells up to 10 mm long. The ratio of the shell length to its base diameter is always two or less....