Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Slender Banana Slug | Mollusca

Slender Banana Slug, Mollusca

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropada
Order: Stylommatophora
genus: Ariliomax
species: dolichophallus

Common name: slender banana slug

Where they live: Found common on the forest floor.

Uses: Molluscs, especially bivalves such as clams and mussels, have been an important food source since at least the advent of anatomically modern humans and this has often resulted in over-fishing.

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