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Traits: A snail-like invertebrate animal without a shell; it has four antennae, with eyes that are located on the tips of one pair of antennae.

Habitat: Moist or wet forests, mainly in coastal Alaska; the larvae lives on rotten leaves and logs.

Foods: Leaves of plants, including skunk cabbage, salmonberry, and others

Eaten by: Certain ground beetles

Do You Know? In dry air, a typical slug will lose as much as 16 percent of its body weight per hour if it is active. If dry conditions continue, death will result in a few hours.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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