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Australia's largest slug!

The red triangle slug (Triboniophorus graeffei) is Australia's largest native land slug. The distinctive red triangle on its back contains the breathing pore.

Red Triangle Slugs are found in urban areas, forests and woodlands and heath along the east coast of Australia. The Red Triangle Slug is usually found grazing on microscopic algae growing on the surface of smooth-barked eucalypt trees, leaving behind scalloped tracks as it goes. If given the chance, it will also remove bathroom mould. Native slugs can be differentiated from introduced slugs because they have only one pair of tentacles, while introduced snails and slugs have two pairs.

Have you seen this slug around? We have so many out at Living Strong, the triangle is such a vibrant red colour!

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