UK Risk Register Details for Arion vulgaris

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 09/09/2021, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 09/09/2021

Common Names

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

Type of Pest

  • Other

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total outdoor production

Major Hosts

  • Plants (general)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action.

General Comments

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

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