Ectoslime were giant, slug-like creatures.
Ectoslime stunned their prey with their odour before liquefying and drinking them. They communicated verbally and had a highly developed sense of humour to compensate for their appearance. (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Iron Legion)
On an alternate Earth ruled by the Roman Empire, Ectoslime were used in fights in the Rome Hyp-Arena. They were very popular with the crowds, with their own admirers known as "Eccy fans". The Fourth Doctor knew the Ectoslime before and had them in his memory files. He was thrown to one, but he avoided death by telling it a joke. (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Iron Legion)