UK Risk Register Details for Arion vulgaris

Common Names

  • Spanish Slug

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
This section is currently being developed as part of the next phase of the Risk Register.

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country Status Notes
Europe
Austria Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Switzerland Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Denmark Present
Spain Present
Finland Present
France Present
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Ireland Present
Italy Present
Luxembourg Present
Netherlands Present
Norway Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Sweden Present
Slovenia Present
Slovakia Present

Type of Pest

  • Other

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total outdoor production

Major Hosts

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Already being managed by industry and stakeholder groups. Developments on taxonomic research already in progress will be monitored.

General Comments

Damaging slug affecting commercial and amateur crops. Some uncertainty about taxonomic position and length of time it has been present. No prospects for eradication or containment, but industry and other stakeholder groups may wish to monitor spread and promote control practices. Research institutes are exploring taxonomic uncertainty.

Risk Records for this Pest