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Helicarion cuvieri

11 A Semi-slug at Black Mountain

Helicarion cuvieri at Black Mountain - 14 Oct 2012
Helicarion cuvieri at Black Mountain - 14 Oct 2012
Helicarion cuvieri at Black Mountain - 14 Oct 2012
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Identification history

Helicarion cuvieri 21 Jun 2020 michaelb
Helicarion cuvieri 20 Jun 2020 Harrisi
Helicarion cuvieri 20 Jun 2020 Harrisi
Helicarion sp. (genus) 1 Jun 2020 michaelb
Helicarion sp. (genus) 1 Jun 2020 michaelb
Gastropoda sp. (class) 31 May 2020 michaelb
Unidentified 31 May 2020 Harrisi

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10 comments

michaelb wrote:
   31 May 2020
Hi Stuart We have no-one who is expert on Molluscs, but this is a very interesting & attractive specimen. If you can find a species name for it that would be terrific.
Harrisi wrote:
   31 May 2020
No worries Michael, will do, though the quest may be snail-paced in the short term.....
Harrisi wrote:
   1 Jun 2020
Preliminary squizz has confirmed this is definitely what they call a 'semi-slug, a species of air-breathing land snail which are terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs in the family Helicarionidae. This species is either Helicarion mastersi or H. cuvieri as a 2018 revision stated that only two species of semi-slug inhabit the east coast of Australia. Habitat includes leaf litter in Eucalyptus woodland. Looking in comparison to pics available on the net I think this one looks like Helicarion nigra. Happy to discuss before suggesting....
michaelb wrote:
   1 Jun 2020
I'm not expert enough to make a call on the species, but I think Helicarion sp. would be a good result. What do you think?
Harrisi wrote:
   1 Jun 2020
Good call Michael.
michaelb wrote:
   1 Jun 2020
Thanks Stuart
RWPurdie wrote:
   1 Jun 2020
What a beautiful little critter! As far as I can work out, it's a first record for Black Mountain.
Harrisi wrote:
   1 Jun 2020
Glad 'She' is still revealing her secrets Rosemary! I actually took this pic two days after I discovered Maratus calcitrans there!
Bron wrote:
   3 Jun 2020
A lovely find - looks very similar to sighting #4233396...
Harrisi wrote:
   20 Jun 2020
species confirmed by Michael Shea of the Snails of Australia Facebook site. He kindly suggested: Beautiful Helicarion cuvieri Family Helicarionidae. Animal colour is extremely variable. Ranges from Tasmania through Victoria to central Great Dividing Range of NSW. Was once found as far north as Newcastle however the northernmost coastal population from Sydney to Newcastle (once called Helicarion leopardinus) is now extinct, possibly due to global warming.

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Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Black Mountain - 27 Feb 2021 by Harrisi
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Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Black Mountain - 25 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Heterodea sp. (A lichen) at Black Mountain - 25 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Platybrachys sp. (genus) (A gum hopper) at Black Mountain - 25 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Black Mountain - 25 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Black Mountain - 16 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2020 by tpreston
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Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Black Mountain - 13 Oct 2020 by RWPurdie
Perga sp. (genus) (Sawfly or Spitfire) at Black Mountain - 12 Sep 2020 by AlisonMilton
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Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Black Mountain - 29 Jul 2020 by tpreston
Funaria hygrometrica (A water moss) at Black Mountain - 29 Jul 2020 by tpreston
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Black Mountain - 29 Jul 2020 by tpreston
Drosera hookeri (Pale Sundew) at Black Mountain - 29 Jul 2020 by tpreston
Nerthra sp. (genus) (Toad Bug) at Black Mountain - 29 Jul 2020 by tpreston
Polyphrades paganus (A weevil) at Black Mountain - 18 Jul 2020 by HarveyPerkins
Goodenia hederacea (Ivy Goodenia) at Black Mountain - 6 Jun 2020 by Harrisi
Eriophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at Black Mountain - 4 Apr 2020 by tpreston
Prodiaphania sp. (genus) (A Tachinid fly) at Black Mountain - 4 Apr 2020 by tpreston
Senostoma sp. (genus) (Bristle Fly) at Black Mountain - 4 Apr 2020 by tpreston
Chrysolina quadrigemina (Greater St Johns Wort beetle) at Black Mountain - 31 Jan 2020 by Harrisi
Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Black Mountain - 31 Jan 2020 by Harrisi
Agrilus hypoleucus (Hypoleucus jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 7 Jan 2020 by Harrisi
Leucopogon virgatus (Common Beard-heath) at Black Mountain - 1 Oct 2019 by RWPurdie
Melobasis sp. (genus) (Unidentified Melobasis jewel Beetle) at Black Mountain - 16 Feb 2019 by Harrisi
Agrilus hypoleucus (Hypoleucus jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 16 Feb 2019 by Harrisi
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Black Mountain - 15 Nov 2018 by RWPurdie
Riccia duplex var. megaspora at Black Mountain - 2 Jan 2017 by RWPurdie
Haloragis heterophylla (Varied Raspwort) at Black Mountain - 2 Jan 2017 by RWPurdie
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
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Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
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Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Black Mountain - 4 Dec 2016 by RWPurdie
Aphrophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified spittlebug) at Black Mountain - 4 Dec 2016 by RWPurdie
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Black Mountain - 4 Dec 2016 by RWPurdie
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2016 by kotch
Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Black Mountain - 23 Nov 2015 by sybilfree
Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Black Mountain - 17 Feb 2015 by RWPurdie
Cyperus sanguinolentus (A Sedge) at Black Mountain - 17 Feb 2015 by RWPurdie

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 14 Oct 2012 03:24 PM Recorded on
  • Harrisi Recorded by
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