Slime is sticky, ropey and viscous. An inorganic slime is typically a thin gluey kind of mud with a high water and clay content. Organic slimes are either animal or vegetal in origin.
Mucous-like slime generated by vertebrates, such as fish as well as invertebrates including snails and slugs. The land-dwelling gastropods use a type of slime to coat surfaces as they propel themselves along with their single large foot. The non-animal, non-plant slime molds, which are a type of amoebic single-celled organism that uses spores to reproduce similar to fungi, create a slime-like texture when they grow on surfaces.