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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slug

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: The Island Sedgefield
Observed: 24th February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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Giant land snail

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Location: Mlalazi Nature Reserve
Observed: 21st February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Likely ID: Cochlitoma zebra
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Shell about 6 cm long.

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Giant Snail

Giant snail
By: sue marsden
Cola ConservancySedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Cola Beach, Sedgefield
Observed: 19th December 2014
Added: 16th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
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Thar' she blows

uh-oh, I'm in the sun!
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Avenue, Scottburgh
Observed: 8th February 2015
Added: 8th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Large grey slug chose quite the wrong wall to sleep off its nocturnal shenanigans. The first picture shows the fella waking in the noon sun, extending its resting length of some 7 cm to a high-speed 9 or 10 in the dash for shade. Other pictures taken earlier this morning, before the sun reached its spot.

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garden snail

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: the island,sedgefield
Observed: 20th January 2013
Added: 6th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:4
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Super slug

Banana slug
By: sue marsden
Cola ConservancySedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Cola Beach, Sedgefield
Observed: 14th August 2014
Added: 6th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

About the length and thickness of my index finger.

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Cochlitoma zebra

Cochlitoma zebra
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Mosslands Two River Trail
Observed: 28th September 2014
Added: 2nd February 2015
Likely ID: Cochlitoma zebra
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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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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unfamiliar snail

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Avenue, Scottburgh
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:5
Description:

About 14mm shell-length. Found on lawn in early-morning sun after dry night. Fortunate to see it, but watch for overnighting toadlets when stepping out to feed the birds.

At first I thought it might be a peculiar Gulella (Hunter Snail), but resembles nothing in my Herbert & Kilburn. Hungry fella - ate great swathe of lettuce leaf on its wetted saucer in my study, so is clearly herbivorous.

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snail

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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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
Comments:0
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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
Comments: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?

my, what a beeg pneumostome!
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
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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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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor’s reputation in InvertebratesRicky Taylor’s reputation in InvertebratesRicky Taylor’s reputation in InvertebratesRicky Taylor’s reputation in Invertebrates
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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