This was a very large slug. The pneumostome appears closed in two of the pictures but is more toward the front of the slug. It was very close to the size of a leopard slug and very well could be, but the pattern is very different from any leopard slug I've seen.
Very few found on beach after a 35 mph nor-Easter storm.
Many washed up on beach after a 35 mph nor-Easter storm.
Washed up on beach after a 35 mph nor-Easter storm.
Observation and photo by the Tar Pit Museum docents, taken during biodiversity training.
I've been told only this species has spots but don't have a reference
Here showing one of its defence mechanisms. More information at http://cretenature.blogspot.gr/2014/12/after-rain.html
The molluscs or mollusks/ˈmɒləsks/, compose the large phylum of invertebrate animals known as the phylum Mollusca. Around 85,000 extant species of molluscs are recognized. Molluscs are the largest marine phylum, comprising about 23% of all the named marine organisms. Numerous molluscs also live in freshwater and terrestrial habitats. They are highly diverse, not only in size and in anatomical structure, but also in behaviour and in habitat. The phylum is typically divided into 9 or 10...