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Arion intermedius

Hedgehog Slug

Hailing from Europe this invader has become a highly invasive species in cooler parts of Australia, invading native vegetation along creek lines and temperate rainforests. There is a cream/yellow form and a grey colour form. It is called a hedgehog slug because tiny segments on its body stick out reminiscent of hedgehog quills when the slug retracts into a ball. 

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Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Holt, ACT - 10 Sep 2021 by tpreston Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Acton, ACT - 23 Mar 2021 by TimL Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Acton, ACT - 22 Mar 2021 by TimL Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2021 by TimL
Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Holt, ACT - 10 Sep 2021 by tpreston
Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Acton, ACT - 23 Mar 2021 by TimL
Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Acton, ACT - 22 Mar 2021 by TimL
Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2021 by TimL

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Species information

  • Arion intermedius Scientific name
  • Hedgehog Slug Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest
  • 0m to 625.5m Recorded at altitude
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