Visitors to Mount Kaputar National Park are being asked to send in their pink slug sightings via a new app.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) senior project officer Adam Fawcett said the slugs gave surveyors the slip when they conducted a search on how two creepy crawlies were faring after the summer bushfires.
"The slugs are part of the Mount Kaputar Land Snail and Slug Threatened Ecological Community (TEC), a group of 20 snail and one slug species that exist nowhere else in the world," Mr Fawcett said.
"While the pink slugs have become the pin-ups of this TEC, the snails are also fascinating, with some being only as big as a pin head."
Mr Fawcett said the new Slug Sleuth app would be "really helpful" in helping NPWS crews ensure the slugs survive.
"By snapping shots of the slugs on the app, it's hoped we can track the health and status of the ecological community across Mount Kaputar National Park," he said.
"The information collected will help improve our knowledge of where the TEC occurs, its recovery post-fire, preferred habitat and assist with ongoing conservation efforts."
The app was developed as part of the NSW Government's Saving our Species program and is free to download for both iOS and Android devices.
Use the search term 'Slug Sleuth' or 'Kaputar' to find the app.
The Saving our Species program is the NSW Government's commitment to securing the future of the state's threatened plants and animals.