Observations in the Order: Eupulmonata

Common Name: True Snails

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Yellow slug

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Location: Grass site 1, Ozabeni
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Size about 5 cm.

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snail

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By: mary huntermary hunter’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: the sedgefield island
Observed: 19th January 2013
Added: 24th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Big fat snail in the tree

Big fat snail in the tree
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Location: Grunter St, St Lucia
Observed: 9th December 2014
Added: 24th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Cochlitoma zebra - Zebra Agate Snail

Cochlitoma zebra - Zebra Agate Snail
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Location: Kasi Mingi, Lusip Dam, Lubombo, Swaziland
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 21st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Banana Slug.

Banana Slug
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Location: 1 Taaibos Street, White River, Mpumalanga
Observed: 19th November 2014
Added: 21st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Terrestrial snails

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By: Johan Huisamen
Cape Nature
Location: Gouritz bridge
Observed: 26th December 2014
Added: 21st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Terrestrial snails on fenceline-post

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Invertabrates

Bob the snail
By: Oiy Tucker
Glenwood House School
Location: wetland
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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Garden Snail

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Glenwood wetland
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:2
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tiny cannibal

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Avenue, Scottburgh
Observed: 30th December 2014
Added: 6th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

13mm shell, crawling on leaf-litter on drizzly morning

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Yellow slug

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By: faykevin
Location: Greystone Park
Observed: 29th January 2011
Added: 5th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Large yellow slug. Covered in abundant, strongly adhesive mucus. First seen during 2010.

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little poep?

tailwagger, poeppigs
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Avenue, Scottburgh
Observed: 20th December 2014
Added: 21st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 16 mm shell-length. A half-metre up the kitchen-yard wall from the Asystasia patch. Late night, intermittent drizzle.

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beautiful golden lab pup?

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Avenue, Scottburgh
Observed: 20th December 2014
Added: 21st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 18mm shell-length. Lots of tail action.

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barking on a wet evening

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Avenue, Scottburgh
Observed: 20th December 2014
Added: 21st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 17mm shell-length crawling on kitchen-yard wall. Feeding on moss, lichen, run-off from top of wall?

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invertebrate

Cornu aspersum_European Brown Garden Snail
By: Nomahobe1Nomahobe1’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Blaauwberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 7th August 2013
Added: 19th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Achatinidae - Cochlitoma?

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Location: Vegetable Patch
Observed: 15th December 2014
Added: 17th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Shell probably 4-5cm long - smaller than the local Achatina, MUCH smaller than Burtoa; more slender than either. This one seemed to have suffered a break to its shell in recent history, as the last whorl seemed a little off-axis, but had healed quite solidly. Emerged relatively late; some time after the first rain and several days after the first Achatina seen; these used to be the most numerous later in the rains, but we'll have to see if that's still the case.

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Taking a bath

Snail underwater
By: Evanne Rothwell
Friends of Silvermine Nature Area
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Location: Silvermine Wetlands, Fish Hoek
Observed: 14th January 1970
Added: 17th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

This snail was seen half submerged in my bird bath. It was going in quite happily and not concerned about getting totally submerged. Is this normal for snails?

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Giant snail

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Location: Firglen Farm, Highlands, Grahamstown
Observed: 15th December 2014
Added: 16th December 2014
Likely ID: Cochlitoma zebra
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Massive Snail

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Location: Soutpansberg Mountains
Observed: 15th November 2014
Added: 10th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Much bigger than the snails i'm accustomed too in the UK!

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intrepid night-hunter

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

7mm - shell length a-crawling on the kitchen yard wall late at night after rain

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Snails on farm fences next to canola fields Witsand

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By: gouritsmond
Location: R322, South Cape DC
Observed: 2nd November 2014
Added: 28th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
Description:

What makes them do this?

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snail

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By: Eben Lourens
Cape Nature
Location: Meeding St, Plettenberg Bay
Observed: 24th November 2014
Added: 26th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Land snail

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Location: Mlalazi Estuary
Observed: 19th November 2014
Added: 19th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Shell used by hermit crab as a home

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Interesting Snail

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed: 22nd February 2014
Added: 19th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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sweet dessert?

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 28th October 2014
Added: 15th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Seems cannibals too are partial to sweet nectar?

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Chestnut bark snail

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Location: 4, Cove Rock St
Observed: 19th March 1999
Added: 15th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Coastal forest, East London.

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Achatina

Achatina
By: Andrew Deacon
South African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: Lighthouse - Island Rock Road, Jangamo
Observed: 20th October 2013
Added: 15th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Large snail, immature

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By: Alison Young
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
Location: Highover Estate, Hela hela Pass, Richmond
Observed: 1st November 2014
Added: 5th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Large snail about 5cm long shell. This one was a young one.

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Cochlitoma zebra dt

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By: outramps
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Dune Molerat Reserve Flats
Observed: 24th September 2014
Added: 4th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

2 large snails mating

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Very small conical snail

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 3rd November 2014
Added: 4th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Found attached to Agapanthus leave near wetland. Very small.

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Garden Snails Mating

SAM_5252 Brown Garden Snail (Cornu aspersum)
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Location: 11, Drommedaris Rd
Observed: 25th November 2013
Added: 2nd November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:2
Description:

Two large garden snails mating.

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