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An unusual mode of locomotion of an Ecuadorean slug Belocaulus sp. (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Vaginulidae)
 
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Museum of Natural History, Wrocław University, Poland
Submission date: 2010-01-10
Acceptance date: 2010-12-08
Publication date: 2011-12-11
 
Folia Malacol. 2011;19(4):277–278
 
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A slug of the genus Belocaulus can lower itself on a mucus thread from the height of almost 3m, likea spider on a spider thread.
 
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Slugs descending on mucus threads
Evgeniy Shikov
Folia Malacologica
 
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