Observations in the Order: Eupulmonata

Common Name: True Snails

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Slug

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By: annette gerber
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Location: APU Base
Observed: 17th February 2017
Added: 18th February 2017
Identifications:2
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A white heart for Valentine's!

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 14th February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
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They seem to know exactly who sticks what where. I'm completely baffled ...

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Snail on Lichen, Stofbergsfontein - 2012

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By: marlandza
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: West Coast National Park, Stofbergsfontein
Observed: 15th September 2012
Added: 12th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Snail turned fish food

Snail turned fish food
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 7th February 2017
Added: 11th February 2017
Likely ID: Cochlitoma zebra
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Found in the fish pond

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Cochlitoma zebra

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By: outramps
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Location: Dune Molerat Trail
Observed: 25th January 2017
Added: 7th February 2017
Identifications:1
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African banana slug

African banana slug
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Salt Creek
Observed: 22nd January 2017
Added: 7th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Mating Snails

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Location: Westville, Durban, South Africa
Observed: 1st February 2017
Added: 4th February 2017
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Banded/striped slug

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Location: Korsman Bird Sanctuary, Benoni 1501
Observed: 30th October 2014
Added: 28th January 2017
Likely ID: Lehmannia
Identifications:1
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Striped slug found in damp soil while puling out an invasive tree.

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Mid-sized fellow

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Alwil garage, Uvongo
Observed: 18th January 2017
Added: 27th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Shell-length c. 90mm

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Making Hadeda fodder

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 23rd January 2017
Added: 23rd January 2017
Likely ID: Cornu aspersum
Identifications:1
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Only my 2nd ever

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 20th January 2017
Added: 20th January 2017
Likely ID: Sheldonia
Identifications:1
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Comments:1
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Conical snail on aloes

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 19th January 2017
Added: 20th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Garden snails mating

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Location: Die Wilgers Pretoria
Observed: 24th December 2014
Added: 17th January 2017
Likely ID: Cornu aspersum
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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2 Snails in the Coastal Silver Oak

First Snail in the Coastal Silver Oak (Brachylaena discolor)
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 19th November 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Snail on the porch

Snail on the porch
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 12th November 2016
Added: 8th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Slow cone

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 3rd January 2017
Added: 4th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Snail

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By: AUDISSOU
Succulent Society of South Africa
Location: West of Patensie
Observed: 5th October 2010
Added: 2nd January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Agate Snail

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Location: Skukuza
Observed: 11th November 2016
Added: 18th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:3
Description:

Shell was about 70mm long

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Trying hir luck on anything

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 14th December 2016
Added: 16th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:4
Description:

Demented carnivorous schnauel unsuccessfully trying to attack a very indignant, well-protected Peach moth larva seeking a pupation spot. When I returned half an hour later the snail was gone and the pillar well on its way up a shrub.

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Tiny snail

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Location: Korsman Bird Sanctuary, Benoni 1501
Observed: 29th November 2016
Added: 13th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:4
Description:

Tiny snail +/- 5mm with pretty stripes and relief pattern.

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The empty shell behind

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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 13th December 2016
Added: 13th December 2016
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I couldn't see nor photograph the opening of the victim's shell and was unwilling to disturb the proud hunter.

Scale: My left index finger, second pic, is 17mm wide at the 'shoulder'.

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Calcium caravan

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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 13th December 2016
Added: 13th December 2016
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Interesting to see that the Dwarf Cannibal emulates hir big cousin Cannibals (Natalina spp.) by hooking the tail inside the empty shell of hir prey and dragging it around to dissolve and ingest the minerals. I wonder whether they cache a bunch of surplus 'doppies' too?

Found crawling on terrace floor - easier progress than nearby dense garden shrubbery (jungle)?

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Snail on aloe

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 10th December 2016
Added: 13th December 2016
Identifications:1
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Pot plant muncher

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 10th December 2016
Added: 12th December 2016
Likely ID: Cornu aspersum
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Picking it clean

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Alwil garage, Uvongo
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Dusty little peanut

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Location: Alwil garage, Uvongo
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
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10mm shell-length fellow wasn't happy to be disturbed from hir slumbers and sulked in hir shell. So I deliberately put hir back on hir leaf upside-down to see what would happen and hopefully get shots of the head-foot and tentacles. Not to be! Very adroit at righting hirself, it quickly rolled over showing minimal fleshy bits - and went back to sleep.

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Who ate half the chicken?

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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 6th December 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
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Sometime between 5 am when I went out to discover 3 tiny Gulella Hunters scavenging the chicken and 7 when I went back to feed the birds, half the bait was gone. Doubtless this fella had something to do with it ...

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The onlooker

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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
Identifications:1
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Shell-less Sheldonia

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
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The prey and the onlooker are both Tail-waggers (Sheldonia spp), but may or may not be the same species.

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More rainy-night back-garden horror

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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
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A fine young Cannibal rips a Tail-wagger from its shell, while another looks on, wide-eyed perhaps.

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