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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Domino dorid

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By: Jacques Alberts
SeaKeys
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Location: Jeffreys Bay
Observed: 3rd January 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

White skin with dark spots.

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Mussels at PMB Pinnacles

Mytilidae sp P7170286
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: PMB Pinnacles
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Scaly dogwhelk at PMB Pinnacles

Nucella squamosa and Hydractinia altispina P7170358
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: PMB Pinnacles
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:1
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Wee slug

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Confluence
Observed: 20th July 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Quite a few wee slugs around near the river just now.

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Nautilus

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By: Michael McSweeney
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Location: Cape Point
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 20th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Pink lady triton at PMB Pinnacles

Charonia lampas P7170452
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: PMB Pinnacles
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 19th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Mobile, predator on sea urchins, starfish and sea cucumbers

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Gasflame nudibranchs at PMB Pinnacles

Bonisa nakaza P7170357
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: PMB Pinnacles
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 19th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

Carnivorous, predator on bryozoans. 3 colour morphs shown: Orange tip, Salmon and Blue tip

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Strange find on Fish Hoek Beach!

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By: Chris Kastern
Location: Fish Hoek Beach
Observed: 13th July 2016
Added: 16th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

We found a large and strange-looking shellfish on the beach while we were walking our dog.

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Common octopus

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By: ORCAfoundation
ORCA Foundation
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Location: Nature's Valley Rock Pools
Observed: 13th July 2016
Added: 15th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Miniature melo

Miniature melo
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Lighthouse - Island Rock Road, Jangamo
Observed: 25th April 2016
Added: 14th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Funeral jorunna

Funeral jorunna
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Lighthouse - Island Rock Road, Jangamo
Observed: 25th April 2016
Added: 14th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Striped bubble shell

Striped bubble shell
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Lighthouse - Island Rock Road, Jangamo
Observed: 24th April 2016
Added: 14th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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South African halgerda

South African halgerda
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Lighthouse - Island Rock Road, Jangamo
Observed: 24th April 2016
Added: 14th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Pallid glossodoris

Pallid glossodoris
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Lighthouse - Island Rock Road, Jangamo
Observed: 24th April 2016
Added: 14th July 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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Stickbait

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mhlathuze Estuary - Richards Bay
Observed: 8th July 2016
Added: 11th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Length about 3 to 4 cm

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Keyhole limpet

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By: Wendy Wiles
CREW (Southern Cape)Outramps
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Location: Midbrak Conservancy, Reebok beach
Observed: 10th July 2016
Added: 10th July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:3
Description:

Dark blackish grey colour, slightly wavy edge to the body. It was on a rock, in shallow water close to the shore.

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Estuarine sea slug - 2

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mhlathuze Estuary - Richards Bay
Observed: 8th July 2016
Added: 9th July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:5
Description:

About 3 to 4 cm long. On sand on margin of Zostera bed. Shallow estuary water.

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Estuarine sea slug

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mhlathuze Estuary - Richards Bay
Observed: 8th July 2016
Added: 9th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

About 4 cm long. In shallow estuarine water. Nutrient rich area with a lot of algae. On sand

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Sea hare

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mhlathuze Estuary - Richards Bay
Observed: 8th July 2016
Added: 9th July 2016
Identifications:2
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Description:

In shallow estuary water, Length 5 to 6 cm.

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Black nudibranch at Castle Rocks

Tambja capensis P5020762
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Castle Rocks
Observed: 2nd May 2016
Added: 2nd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Spiny Chiton

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By: Minke Witteveen
ORCA FoundationSouth African Elasmobranch Monitoring
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Location: Nature's Valley rock pools
Observed: 2nd June 2016
Added: 1st July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Mantled keyhole limpet at Castle Rocks

Pupillaea aperta P5020951
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Castle Rocks
Observed: 2nd May 2016
Added: 30th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Duck's foot limpet at Castle Rocks

Scutellastra longicosta P5020777
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Castle Rocks
Observed: 2nd May 2016
Added: 29th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Mussels at Castle Rocks

Mytilidae P5020552
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Castle Rocks
Observed: 2nd May 2016
Added: 29th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Molluscs walking on beach

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Location: Muizenberg
Observed: 26th January 2014
Added: 26th June 2016
Likely ID: Bullia
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Philinopsis speciosa

Philinopsis speciosa
By: Mark Brown
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Location: Keurbooms Lagoon
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 25th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Pfeiffer’s ramshorn snail

Pfeiffer’s ramshorn snail
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Black Umfolozi, Bayeni
Observed: 15th September 2015
Added: 23rd June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

In inundated aquatic vegetation.

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Chitons

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By: Wendy Wiles
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Location: Midbrak Conservancy, Reebok beach
Observed: 21st June 2016
Added: 22nd June 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Ali Krik

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By: Wendy Wiles
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Location: Midbrak Conservancy, Reebok beach
Observed: 21st June 2016
Added: 21st June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Giant Land Snail

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Munyawaneni bush Camp
Observed: 28th April 2016
Added: 20th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 6 cm long

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