First records of the terrestrial slug Arion ater s. l. (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pulmonata: Arionidae) from Turkey

@inproceedings{Reise2018FirstRO,
  title={First records of the terrestrial slug Arion ater s. l. (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pulmonata: Arionidae) from Turkey},
  author={Heike Reise and Zeynel Arslang{\"u}ndoğdu and Bettina Schlitt and John M. C. Hutchinson and Erdem Hızal and Erg{\"u}n Bacak},
  year={2018}
}
A strong population of the terrestrial slug Arion ater s. l. is reported from the European and Asian parts of Istanbul, Turkey. This is the first confirmed report of this large, conspicuous taxon from Turkey and from Asia. Our samples from five synanthropic sites indicate that it is already well established. Partial sequences of the mitochondrial COI gene (cytochrome c oxidase subunit I) place the Turkish slugs in a small clade shared with a few specimens from western France, perhaps indicating… CONTINUE READING

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