Observations in the Class: Gastropoda

Common Name: 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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mating kelp orange-clubbed

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By: seastung
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Location: long beach
Observed: 8th July 2015
Added: 25th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

reason to believe that this species is not Limacia clavigera: always in shallow water, always large, always dark orange and always with orange streaks and blotches on the body

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mating Goniodoris castanea

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By: seastung
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Location: long beach
Observed: 22nd May 2017
Added: 24th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

mating Goniodoris castanea

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Snail

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By: Robert Taylor
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Location: Mt Moreland
Observed: 3rd May 2017
Added: 23rd May 2017
Identifications:1
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Sea Animal reminds of Spanish Dancer

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By: annette gerber
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini Beach
Observed: 16th May 2017
Added: 21st May 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

Found washed up on sandy beach after heavy rains ; rather bloated.

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African Land Snail

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Location: Pomeroy Reserve
Observed: 11th September 2016
Added: 17th May 2017
Likely ID: Cochlitoma zebra
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

About six inches long, found on the clay drive through the reserve

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goniodoris castanea

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By: seastung
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Location: false bay yacht club basin
Observed: 15th May 2017
Added: 17th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Tiger cowrie

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By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Lighthouse - Island Rock Road, Jangamo
Observed: 1st May 2017
Added: 17th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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mating fourline nudis

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By: seastung
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Location: pyramid
Observed: 14th May 2017
Added: 15th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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2 Banana Slugs

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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 6th May 2017
Added: 14th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Forest Snail

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Location: Ngoya
Observed: 7th May 2017
Added: 13th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Brown leather-back slug

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By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Lighthouse - Island Rock Road, Jangamo
Observed: 1st May 2017
Added: 10th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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gargamella bovina

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By: seastung
BaieBIO Instructor GoldCrustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysSouthern Underwater Research Group
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Location: Star wall
Observed: 27th February 2010
Added: 25th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:5
Description:

a smooth mantled nudibranch with deep black spots and opaque white spots on the notum margin

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Naakslak

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Location: Waterkloof
Observed: 21st April 2017
Added: 21st April 2017
Likely ID: Limacus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Buffels flatty

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Buffelsbaai
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 20th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Conical forest snail

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Twinstreams Forest
Observed: 17th April 2017
Added: 20th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

On leaf at about 1.5 m above ground

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Topshell (Gwaing)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Gwaing beach
Observed: 15th April 2017
Added: 17th April 2017
Likely ID: Oxystele
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Limpet (Gwaing)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Gwaing beach
Observed: 15th April 2017
Added: 17th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Girdled dogwhelk

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By: martin nieuwoudt
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Location: Wilhelm's wall
Observed: 26th March 2017
Added: 16th April 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Frilly nudibranch group

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By: martin nieuwoudt
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Location: Tafelberg Deep Pinnacle (Hout Bay, offshore)
Observed: 5th March 2017
Added: 16th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Helmet shells on egg ball

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By: martin nieuwoudt
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Location: Windmill Beach (Simon's Town, shoreline)
Observed: 5th February 2017
Added: 16th April 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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snail

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Brookeshill
Observed: 5th April 2017
Added: 8th April 2017
Likely ID: Pulmonata
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Limpets (P Edward)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Port Edward - Portsea Ave
Observed: 19th March 2017
Added: 6th April 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Tiny snails

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Location: Die Wilgers Pretoria
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 5th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Never bigger than ~1 cm

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pale snail

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Humewood, near bayworld
Observed: 3rd April 2017
Added: 4th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:4
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edible snail

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Humewood, near bayworld
Observed: 3rd April 2017
Added: 4th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Kleinmond out of place

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By: magrietb
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Location: Palmiet East round the campsite, Kleinmond
Observed: 27th March 2017
Added: 29th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:8
Description:

Shells dumped along footpaths near the ocean is a common sight, sometimes in large numbers. It seems to be getting worse again lately, with reports of poachers openly doing their thing in broad daylight without fear of getting caught, "like at Gansbaai".

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Agate snail (VSWR)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve
Observed: 17th February 2017
Added: 29th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Tenellia speciosa

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Location: Simon's Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Observed: 21st March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Candy nudibranch, 7m water depth, Windmill Rock

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Windmill Rock - Janolus Capensis and Okenia amoenula

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By: bfluffbfluff’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Simon's Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Observed: 21st March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Cape Silvertip and Fiery Nudibranch

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Janolus capensis - Cape Silvertip

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By: bfluffbfluff’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Windmill Rock
Observed: 21st March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:3
Description:

Cape silvertip (or the other one). 7m water depth.

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