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Photo of a Papillose Tail-Dropper

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Photo of a Papillose Tail-Dropper
Photo by John Applegarth

The papillose tail-dropper is a 1/2-inch-long (12-millimeter-long) slug, brown with bumps ("papilla") and black spots. It can drop and regenerate its tail as a defensive tactic against predators. Old forests offer the tail-dropper the dampness and food (fungi) it needs.

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