Taxon profile


Great Grey Slug
Limax maximus Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Pulmonata - pulmonates »  family Limacidae - keelback slugs »  genus Limax - Slugs

Scientific synonyms

Limax (Heynemannia) maximus

Other names

= Giant Garden Slug
= Giant Gardenslug
= Great Slug
= Grey Slug
= Leopard Slug
= Spotted Garden Slug
= Tiger Slug

Least Concern



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Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Limax maximus Grossu & Lupu, 1960]
Data retrieved on: 21 July 2015
EN Australian Faunal Directory [f91dd495-844b-4511-9255-93f3c228fb2b]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Limax maximus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 22 July 2015
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [429453]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Limax maximus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Limax maximus LINNÉ, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
EN Irikov A., Eröss Z. (2008): An Updated and Annotated Checklist of Bulgarian Terrestrial Gastropods (Mollusca: Gastropoda), Folia Malacologica, Vol. 16(4) [as Limax maximus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 22 February 2009
CZ Horsák M., Juřičková L., Beran L., Čejka T. & Dvořák L. (2010): Komentovaný seznam měkkýšů zjištěných ve volné přírodě České a Slovenské republiky [], Malacologica Bohemoslovaca, Suppl. 1: 1–37. [as Limax maximus Linné, 1758]
EN Dvořák L. (2005): Gastropods in subterranean shelters of the Czech Republic. [], Malacologica Bohemoslovaca, 4: 10-16 [as Limax maximus Linnaeus, 1758]

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