28 February 2010

A white slug from Tanzania


This "six inch long snow-white slug" was photographed recently by Daniel Hamlin on top of the rim of Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. The picture is posted here with his permission. I can't identify the slug. It could be an albino individual of a normally colored species. Any leads regarding its taxonomic affiliations will be appreciated.


Snail said...

It looks like one of the Urocyclidae. I think I can see a little 'tail' on the tail.

The person to ask would be Dai Herbert at the Natal Museum.

gillesarbour said...

I have no idea. I am not a scientist but I read your blog every day. I am struck by the simple elegance of that white slug.

On my blog roll my next step happens to be a video review blog. It was an interesting coincidence this morning to see this video featuring several snail shells and other marine beings. I thought you would enjoy it: http://vimeo.com/6304039


Thanks for the link. Interesting video. The score sounds like a Philip Glass imitation, though.