Arionidae


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Arionidae

[‚ar·ē′än·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of mollusks in the order Stylommatophora, including some of the pulmonate slugs.
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Previously, the pulmonate family Arionidae was regarded as including the subfamilies Arioninae, Anadeninae and the American subfamily Ariolimacinae (Pilsbry 1948).
The members of Ariopeltinae differ from other Arionidae in still retaining a coherent shell plate, while the tentacular and pharyngeal retractor muscles are longer and have a common point of origin (in some even a common stem) at the posterior edge of the pallium.
2005) by retaining Ariolimacinae as a subfamily of Arionidae.
In the past, the position of the South African genus Oopelta within the family Arionidae was regarded as problematic.
A comparison between these taxa that show primitive features and the advanced Arionidae of Europe accordingly seems to suggest a Gondwana origin for the superfamily Arionoidea.
Oopeltidae, Anadenidae, Arionidae, Philomycidae, Succineidae, Athoracophoridae.
Most terrestrial slugs, including Arionidae, feed primarily on plant and fungal matter (South 1992).