Slug

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Slug
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Information
Phylum Molluska
Class Information
Class Gastropoda
Population statistics

Slug refers to many species of terrestrial gastropod mollusk found worldwide, and characterized by the lack of a visible shell.

Description

Slugs vary in size but range from 1 inch in length to 7 inches long[1]

Diet

Most species of slug eat decaying plant material or fungi; several species eat living plants, while a few more are carnivorous, eating earthworms and other slugs.

Reproduction

Slugs are hermaphrodites, having both female and male reproductive organs. Several days after fertilisation, around 30 eggs are laid in a hole in the ground or underneath something solid such as a rock or log, away from direct sunlight and predators.

References

  1. http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2010.html