Boettgerilla pallens Simroth, 1912 Wormslug

Boettgerillidae, Stylommatophora, Gastropoda, Mollusca, Animalia


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Body slender and worm-like when extended; generally gray, becoming almost white along sides and in front of mantle; sole white or yellowish; sole tripartite (Wiktor 1989: 15); mucus clear; border of breathing hole paler than mantle; tail with prominent keel most visible when animal is contracted; no caudal pore; two grooves extend from the top of the breathing hole, one forward and one back, but the grooves are difficult to see in preserved specimens; native to the Caucasus Mountains in southeastern Europe; known from southern end of Vancouver Island, British Columbia; found in both residential areas and mixed-forest habitats




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