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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Nudibanch

nudibranch
By: Nicholas CarolinNicholas Carolin’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Sod
Observed: 16th February 2015
Added: 27th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Moon Snail eggs

IMG_4808
By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Cola beach
Observed: 25th February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Scutellastra argenvillei (Argenville's Limpet)

 Scutellastra argenvillei (Argenville's Limpet)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Striostrea margaritaceae (Cape Rock Oyster)

Striostrea margaritaceae (Cape Rock Oyster)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Siphonaria capensis (Cape False Limpet)

Siphonaria capensis (Cape False Limpet)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Sepia vermiculata (Common Cuttlefish)

 Sepia vermiculata (Common Cuttlefish)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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plough shells

fish
By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Cola beach
Observed: 23rd December 2014
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Beach cleaners

037 1 Bullia pura
By: peter slingsby
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCedarberg ConservancyEntomological Society of Southern AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Spider Club of South Africa
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Location: Sunrise Beach, Muizenberg
Observed: 15th February 2007
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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slug

slug
By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: The Island Sedgefield
Observed: 24th February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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Bullia digitalis eating Eupilema inexpectata (Root-mouthed Jellyfish)

Bullia digitalis eating Eupilema inexpectata (Root-mouthed Jellyfish)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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Bullia digitalis

 Bullia digitalis
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Polinices didyma (Moon Shell)

 Polinices didyma (Moon Shell)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:4
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Polinices didyma (Moon Shell)

 Polinices didyma (Moon Shell)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:6
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Donax serra (Wedge Clam)

Donax serra (Wedge Clam)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Donax serra (Wedge Clam)

Donax serra (Wedge Clam)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 23rd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Spirula spirula

 Spirula spirula
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 23rd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Perna perna (Brown mussel)

Perna perna (Brown mussel)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Observed: 19th February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Oxystele variegata (Variegated Topshell)

 Oxystele variegata (Variegated Topshell)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Brenton-on-Sea
Observed: 19th February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Giraffe-spot nudibranch

GOPR1874 Isp
By: _jelly
Maties Underwater ClubSeaKeys
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Location: Thesen Island Jetty
Observed: 1st December 2014
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Group of Giraffe spotted nudies on a Sponge. They seem to be mating as well as feeding.

The slim trails can been seen trailing behind them.

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Silver tip in Knysna

GOPR1853 Isp
By: _jelly
Maties Underwater ClubSeaKeys
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Location: Thesen Island Jetty
Observed: 1st December 2014
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

I can't be certain its a silver tip as there are no eggs near by.

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Tiny Plant-sucking Nudibranch

GOPR1207
By: _jelly
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Location: Jacobs Baai
Observed: 16th October 2014
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Unfortunately a Gopro does not do well for Macro Photography. Not withstanding the miniature size of this little Plant-Sucking Nudibranch I could not get a in-focus shot. There were a few of them and them seemed to be feeding.

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Giant land snail

zzz_0003
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Location: Mlalazi Nature Reserve
Observed: 21st February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Likely ID: Cochlitoma zebra
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Shell about 6 cm long.

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Oxystele sinensis (Pink-lipped Topshell) on Gigartina radula

Oxystele sinensis (Pink-lipped Topshell) on Gigartina radula
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Brenton-on-Sea
Observed: 19th February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Oxystele sinensis (Pink-lipped Topshell) on Chthamalus dentatus (Toothed Barnacle)

 Oxystele sinensis (Pink-lipped Topshell) on Chthamalus dentatus (Toothed Barnacle)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Observed: 19th February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Oxystele sinensis (Pink-lipped Topshell) on Chthamalus dentatus (Toothed Barnacle)

 Oxystele sinensis (Pink-lipped Topshell) on Chthamalus dentatus (Toothed Barnacle)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Observed: 19th February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Oxystele sinensis (Pink-lipped Topshell) on Chthamalus dentatus (Toothed Barnacle)

 Oxystele sinensis (Pink-lipped Topshell) on Chthamalus dentatus (Toothed Barnacle)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Observed: 19th February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Goniobranchus

IMG_0691
By: tidaltao
SeaKeys
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Location: Salt Rock
Observed: 19th February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

15mm

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Pleurobranch

IMG_0729
By: tidaltao
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Location: Salt Rock
Observed: 20th February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

about 100mm

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Shell

20150217_173723
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Location: Heroldsbay, Western Cape
Observed: 17th February 2015
Added: 21st February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Topshell

20150217_174246
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Location: Heroldsbay, Western Cape
Observed: 17th February 2015
Added: 21st February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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