Pallifera costaricensis

Family

Philomycidae

Species

Pallifera costaricensis (Morch, 1857)

Common Name

Costa Rica mantleslug

Description

This species can attain a length of 45 mm. It is pale tan to brown in color, with dark colored markings on the sides. Towards the head of the animal, there is a band (running the width of the body) that is jet-black and thick. The sole is undivided, but the edge is dark gray. The tentacles also are dark gray. It should be noted that this species has an extensive mantle that covers the entire back (excluding the head) of the animal.

Native Range

Central America

Distribution

South and Central America

Ecology

This species has been intercepted in cut flowers.

References

Baker 1930

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