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Snail or Slug (Gastropoda)Gastropoda sp. (class)

4 Unidentified snail or slug at Namadgi National Park

Gastropoda sp. (class) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Aug 2019

Identification history

Snail or Slug (Gastropoda) Gastropoda sp. (class) 29 Aug 2019 michaelb
Snail or Slug (Gastropoda) Gastropoda sp. (class) 29 Aug 2019 NickiTaws

Author's notes

Shell was approximately 10-12mm diameter.

3 comments

michaelb wrote:
   29 Aug 2019
This is a very good sighting. Hopefully we'll get a Gastropoda expert before too long. It is similar to the Otway Black Snail, Victaphanta compacta, see:
https://alisonpouliot.com/colac-otways-shire/otway-black-snail-victaphanta-compacta-6956/

There are several species of Victaphanta listed on ALA:
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:93e29b6f-2c4a-442a-8276-6b4003740b61
and
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:93e29b6f-2c4a-442a-8276-6b4003740b61#classification

Perhaps we have a more local species... suggestions welcome.
Greggy wrote:
   29 Aug 2019
Wondering if this could be a semi-slug, something like Helicarion masteri? That species has been found in Namadgi before? I think there is also at least one species of undescribed semi-slug in the Brindabella's.
michaelb wrote:
   30 Aug 2019
Thanks Greggy
I've added Helicarion mastersi to our taxonomy since it has been recorded locally:
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:c13fcca1-2839-448e-a644-18e1e4047f63

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