A review of slugs and semi-slugs of Tunisia (Testacellidae, Milacidae and Limacidae)

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I. ABBES
F. LIBERTO
J. CASTILLEJO
S. NOUIRA
(2010)
Volume
40
Part
2
Page from
219

The aim of this work is to provide a first comprehensive survey of slugs and semi-slugs of Tunisia. The work is based on a critical analysis of the literature and on anatomical investigations of new material collected in 2005–2007. As such seven species are discussed (Testacella fischeriana, Milax gagates, M. nigricans, M. gasulli, Lehmainnja melitensis, L. marginata and Limacus flavus). Both Milax gagates (Bourguignat 1801) and Milax gasulli Altena 1974 are confirmed for Tunisia and a detailed description is provided for them. Milax nigricans (Philippi 1836), Limacus flavus (Linnaeus 1758) and Lehmannia melitensis (Lessona and Pollonera 1882) are reported for the first time for Tunisia.
The taxonomic status of Agriolimax (Malacolimax) kervillei Germain 1907, and of the Tunisian species of Testacella are also discussed.

Keywords
Slugs
Testacellidae
Milacidae
Limacidae
Tunisia