Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Mollusca > Class: Gastropoda > Order: Stylommatophora > Family: Arionidae > Genus: Geomalacus > Species: Geomalacus maculosus

Kerry Slug - Geomalacus maculosus Allman, 1843

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Atlantic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Unknown
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 65 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1024


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Lower Risk: Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000001 Spain Illas Cíes Map
ES0000003 Spain Picos de Europa Map
ES0000176 Spain Costa da Morte (Norte) Map
ES0000198 Spain Liébana Map
ES0000210 Spain Alto Sil Map
ES0000258 Spain Costa de Ferrolterra - Valdoviño Map
ES0000374 Spain Ancares Map
ES0000376 Spain Baixa Limia - Serra do Xurés Map
ES1110002 Spain Costa Ártabra Map
ES1110003 Spain Fragas do Eume Map
ES1110004 Spain Encoro de Abegondo - Cecebre Map
ES1110005 Spain Costa da Morte Map
ES1110008 Spain Carnota - Monte Pindo Map
ES1110011 Spain Esteiro do Tambre Map
ES1110015 Spain Río Anllóns Map
ES1110016 Spain Río Tambre Map
ES1120001 Spain Ancares - Courel Map
ES1120002 Spain Río Eo Map
ES1120004 Spain A Marronda Map
ES1120006 Spain Carballido Map
ES1120007 Spain Cruzul - Agüeira Map
ES1120009 Spain Monte Maior Map
ES1120010 Spain Negueira Map
ES1120015 Spain Serra do Xistral Map
ES1130001 Spain Baixa Limia Map
ES1130002 Spain Macizo Central Map
ES1130003 Spain Bidueiral de Montederramo Map
ES1130004 Spain Pena Veidosa Map
ES1130005 Spain Río Támega Map
ES1140001 Spain Sistema fluvial Ulla - Deza Map
ES1140005 Spain Monte Aloia Map
ES1140007 Spain Baixo Miño Map
ES1140013 Spain Serra do Candán Map
ES1140014 Spain Serra do Cando Map
ES1140015 Spain Sobreirais do Arnego Map
ES1200001 Spain Picos de Europa (Asturias) Map
ES1200002 Spain Muniellos Map
ES1200008 Spain Redes Map
ES1300001 Spain Liébana Map
ES1300014 Spain Río Camesa Map
ES1300021 Spain Valles altos del Nansa y Saja y Alto Campoo Map
ES4130003 Spain Picos de Europa en Castilla y León Map
ES4130010 Spain Sierra de los Ancares Map
ES4130037 Spain Hoces de Vegacervera Map
ES4140011 Spain Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre-Montaña Palentina Map
IE0000090 Ireland Glengarriff Harbour and Woodland SAC Map
IE0000093 Ireland Caha Mountains SAC Map
IE0000102 Ireland Sheep's Head SAC Map
IE0000365 Ireland Killarney National Park, Macgillycuddy's Reeks and Caragh River Catchment SAC Map
IE0000370 Ireland Lough Yganavan and Lough Nambrackdarrig SAC Map
IE0001342 Ireland Cloonee and Inchiquin Loughs, Uragh Wood SAC Map
IE0002173 Ireland Blackwater River (Kerry) SAC Map
PTCON0001 Portugal Peneda / Gerês Map
PTCON0002 Portugal Montesinho / Nogueira Map
PTZPE0002 Portugal Serra do Gerês Map
PTCON0014 Portugal Serra da Estrela Map
ES4190105 Spain Lago de Sanabria y alrededores Map
ES1120014 Spain Canón do Sil Map
ES1130007 Spain Pena Trevinca Map
ES4190110 Spain Sierra de la Cabrera Map
ES4130117 Spain Montes Aquilanos y Sierra de Teleno Map
PTCON0047 Portugal Serras da Freita e Arada Map
ES0000437 Spain Pena Trevinca Map
ES1200009 Spain Ponga-Amieva Map
PTZPE0003 Portugal Montesinho / Nogueira Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Gelbgefleckte Wegschnecke German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kerry Slug English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Geomalacus grandis Simroth, 1893
Letourneuxia lusitanica Castro, 1873

Other resources

Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
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Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
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External data

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