Observations in the Phylum: Mollusca

Common Name: Molluscs

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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Seafood

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Location: Mansfield Private Reserve
Observed: 28th December 2016
Added: 26th April 2017
Identifications:1
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gargamella bovina

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By: seastung
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Location: Star wall
Observed: 27th February 2010
Added: 25th April 2017
Identifications:1
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Comments:1
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
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hard and leathery sea critter

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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
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Comments:2
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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
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Conical forest snail

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Twinstreams Forest
Observed: 17th April 2017
Added: 20th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

On leaf at about 1.5 m above ground

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White Mussel (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
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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
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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
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Black mussels (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
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Frilly nudibranch group

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By: martin nieuwoudt
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Tafelberg Deep Pinnacle (Hout Bay, offshore)
Observed: 5th March 2017
Added: 16th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Helmet shells on egg ball

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By: martin nieuwoudt
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Windmill Beach (Simon's Town, shoreline)
Observed: 5th February 2017
Added: 16th April 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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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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Natal Rock Oyster (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:1
Agreements:2
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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
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersLepidopterists' Society of AfricaSeaKeys
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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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By: bfluffbfluff’s reputation in Invertebrates
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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Making Mr Kirk proud

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 24th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

Biggest fella I've ever seen: topping 100mm

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Orange-clubbed nudibranch (Limacea clavigera)

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Location: Windmill Rock
Observed: 21st March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Windmill Rock, 7m

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Hermit's round shell

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Gouritsmond beach
Observed: 16th March 2017
Added: 25th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Hermit's shell

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Gouritsmond beach
Observed: 16th March 2017
Added: 25th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Karoo Snail 4

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 18th October 2016
Added: 24th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Karoo Snail 3

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 15th November 2016
Added: 24th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:4
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Karoo Snail 2

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 24th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Grass climber

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson Wetland Trail
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 22nd March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Large Sheldonia, c. 20mm shell diameter

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