The edible but less common Gomphidius subroseus
has a similar appearance. It differs in that the cap is pink to ocher red, the surface does not exhibit a thick layer of slime, and the base of the stem is yellow. The edible Gomphidius maculatus
differs in that the cap does not exhibit a thick layer of slime and the base of the stem is spotted/stained with distinctive purplish fibers that blacken in age or with handling.