Glossary

Cornucopia- The collective noun for slugs.  (Like a flock of birds.)

Gastropods (Gastropoda) – a large taxonomic class within Mollusks that includes all kinds and sizes sea snails and sea slugs, freshwater snails, freshwater limpets, and land slugs and snails. There are 611 families of gastropods and contains many names species only second in number to insects.

Hermaphrodites – organisms that have reproductive organs normally associated with both male and female sexes.

Le mucus – French for slime

Limace – – French for slug

Mollusks (Mollusca) – the phylum of invertebrate animals that includes squid, cuddlefish, ocopus (cephalopods) and snails and slugs (gastropods). 80% of Mollusk species are gastropods.

Pheromones – secreted or excreted chemical factors that trigger a social response in members of the same species.

Pinky – the slug’s term for humans.

Pneumostome – a respiratory opening on the right hand side of a slug’s mantle used for breathing.

Slugdom –any place where slugs live.

Slugfari – an adventurous journey or expedition, for hunting, discovering and photographing slugs.

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