Slugs are closely related to snails. Some have reduced shells and most lack them entirely. They have worm-like bodies covered with slimy mucus that keeps them moist, protects their delicate skin, acts as an adhesive on vertical surfaces, and serves as a repellent to predators. Slugs have a pair of upper tentacles with light sensors and another lower pair for smell.
Moves slowly by repeatedly stretching and contracting its body. Retracts its tentacles and contracts its body when disturbed.
Most land slug species feed on vegetation. Some feed on dead animals and prey on worms.
Moist soil in wooded areas in the Northern Highlands and in urban gardens.