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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Long siphoned whelk at Atlantis Reef

cf Fusinus ocelliferus P8177352
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Atlantis Reef
Observed: 17th August 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
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Pustular triton at Atlantis Reef

Argobuccinum pustulosum P8177359
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Location: Atlantis Reef
Observed: 17th August 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
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Roboastra luteolineata

Roboastra luteolineata (4)
By: Robyn Scott
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Location: Garvies
Observed: 21st December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
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Pleurobranchus forskalii

Pleurobranchus forskalii
By: Robyn Scott
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Location: Garvies
Observed: 21st December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
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Goniobranchus annulatus

Goniobranchus annulatus
By: Robyn Scott
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Location: Garvies
Observed: 21st December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Godiva quadricolor

godiva quadricolour (1)
By: Robyn Scott
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Location: Garvies
Observed: 21st December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:2
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little poep?

tailwagger, poeppigs
By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Avenue, Scottburgh
Observed: 20th December 2014
Added: 21st December 2014
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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
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Location: 3 Marion Avenue, Scottburgh
Observed: 20th December 2014
Added: 21st December 2014
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About 18mm shell-length. Lots of tail action.

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barking on a wet evening

bark, common7b
By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Avenue, Scottburgh
Observed: 20th December 2014
Added: 21st December 2014
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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
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Laevicaulis alte?

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Location: Orchards drive
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 19th December 2014
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Description:

Didn't flip it over to show the (diagnostic?) foot; but did have the traditional appearance of gliding slightly above the ground that seems to be the result of the absurdly narrow foot.

About 6cm.

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Tiny Snail

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Location: Baja Woodpile
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 19th December 2014
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As much as it pains me not to be able to suggest even a family, when it comes to titchy snails, I have less than no clue.

About 4mm across (more or less); in a damp, rotting log.

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Brown seaweed-looking sea slug

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Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 17th December 2014
Added: 18th December 2014
Identifications:1
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Achatinidae - Cochlitoma?

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Location: Vegetable Patch
Observed: 15th December 2014
Added: 17th December 2014
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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
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Location: Silvermine Wetlands, Fish Hoek
Observed: 14th January 1970
Added: 17th December 2014
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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
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Freshwater snail

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Location: Twinstreams
Observed: 15th November 2014
Added: 15th December 2014
Likely ID: Gastropoda
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Found in stagnant water. Length about 12 mm. Pattern on shell shows small scarification lines in two directions

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Sea slug that lives in sandy substrates

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Location: Mlalazi Estuary
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 16th December 2014
Identifications:2
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Description:

Jelly blob washed up in the intertidal zone at low tide. In estuary about 1 km from the mouth. Gills under flap on back.

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Rock pools

Pink lady
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Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
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Rock pools

Pink lady
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Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
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Rock pools

Pink lady
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Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
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Rock pools

Pink lady
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Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
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Rock pools

Pink lady
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Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
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Rock pools

Pink lady
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Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
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Rock pools

Pink lady
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Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
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Massive Snail

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Location: Soutpansberg Mountains
Observed: 15th November 2014
Added: 10th December 2014
Identifications:2
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Much bigger than the snails i'm accustomed too in the UK!

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Goniobranchus annulatus

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By: tidaltao
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Location: Salt Rock
Observed: 6th December 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
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Goniobranchus conchyliatus

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Location: Salt Rock
Observed: 6th December 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
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Philinopsis

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Location: Chakas Rock
Observed: 6th December 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
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Phyllodesmium Nudi

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By: tidaltao
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Location: Salt Rock
Observed: 6th December 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Identifications:1
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