Taxon profile


Yellow Gardenslug
Limacus flavus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Arion flavus
Limacus breckworthianus Lehmann, 1864
Limax (Limacus) flavus
Limax bicolor Selenka, 1865
Limax flavus Linnaeus, 1758
Limax megalodontes Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Limax olivaceus Gould, 1852

Other names

= Common Slug
= Tawny Garden Slug
= Tawny Slug
= Yellow Cellar Slug
= Yellow Garden Slug

Least Concern


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Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [268c83a0-ed9e-4f31-88cd-5a10ea615e35]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Limacus flavus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 25 July 2015
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [429476]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Limacus flavus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Limax flavus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Limacus flavus (LINNÉ, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
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 Limacus flavus (Linné, 1758)]
EN Dvořák L. (2005): Gastropods in subterranean shelters of the Czech Republic. [], Malacologica Bohemoslovaca, 4: 10-16 [as Limacus flavus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Irikov A., Eröss Z. (2008): An Updated and Annotated Checklist of Bulgarian Terrestrial Gastropods (Mollusca: Gastropoda), Folia Malacologica, Vol. 16(4) [as Limax flavus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 22 February 2009
EN Šefrová H., Laštůvka Z. (2005): Catalogue of alien animal species in the Czech Republic, Acta univ. agric. et silvic. Mendel. Brun., LIII, No. 4, pp. 151-170 [as Limacus flavus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 23 December 2018

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