Blue-grey Taildropper

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Prophysaon coeruleum [endangered / red-listed] This small slug is blue-grey in colour and may have lighter speckling. Parallel grooves and ridges are present along the back and along the sides of the foot. Total length is less than two inches. This is a forest animal with a preference for undisturbed mature forests.

Pacific Sideband

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Monodenia fidelis [blue-listed] The Pacific sideband is one of the more conspicuous land snails that we have in our region. It can be seen on the surface of forest floors, sometimes in trees, and at the base of bigleaf maple trees or in leaf litter. It is found along the Pacific coast from Alaska to California.

Scarletback Taildropper

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Prophysaon vanattae [blue-listed] TThis terrestrial slug is approximately 25-40 mm long. Its colour can vary. Its sides are usually grey-buff, whereas the back varies from whitish buff, blue-grey to red. It is found in mixed woodland forests.

Threaded Vertigo

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Nearctula spp [special concern / red-listed] This small arboreal snail, about 2mm in height, can often be found 5-6 feet up on large Bigleaf Maple trees. They are typically found in mature second growth and old growth forests with major threats being habitat loss and fragmentation due to human development. Three sites were discovered for this species in 2010, never before seen on Salt Spring Island.