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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Arionidae
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Genus
Superfamily  Arionoidea
Scientific name  Hemphillia
Higher classification  Arionidae
Hemphillia academicevergreeneduprojectsantstescbiotamol
Lower classifications  Hemphillia dromedarius, Hemphillia glandulosa, Hemphillia camelus, Hemphillia malonei, Hemphillia burringtoni

Hemphillia is a genus of air-breathing land slugs, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Arionidae, the roundback slugs.

The generic name Hemphillia is in honor of an American malacologist Henry Hemphill (1830–1914).

At least some species of this genus are known as jumping slugs due to their behavior when threatened. At such times, they "jump" by coiling up and straightening out repeatedly in rapid succession.


Species in the genus Hemphillia include:

  • Hemphillia burringtoni
  • Hemphillia camelus
  • Hemphillia danielsi
  • Hemphillia dromedarius
  • Hemphillia glandulosa - type species
  • Hemphillia malonei
  • Hemphillia pantherina
  • References

    Hemphillia Wikipedia

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