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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invertebrate

Cornu aspersum_European Brown Garden Snail
By: Nomahobe1Nomahobe1’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Blaauwberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 7th August 2013
Added: 19th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Laevicaulis alte?

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Location: Orchards drive
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 19th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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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
Identifications:1
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Description:

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
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

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
Friends of Silvermine Nature Area
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Location: Silvermine Wetlands, Fish Hoek
Observed: 14th January 1970
Added: 17th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

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
Agreements:4
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Freshwater snail

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Location: Twinstreams
Observed: 15th November 2014
Added: 15th December 2014
Likely ID: Gastropoda
Identifications:1
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Description:

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
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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
By: annette gerberannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebratesannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:1
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Rock pools

Pink lady
By: annette gerberannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebratesannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:1
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Rock pools

Pink lady
By: annette gerberannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebratesannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:1
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Rock pools

Pink lady
By: annette gerberannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebratesannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Rock pools

Pink lady
By: annette gerberannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebratesannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:1
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Rock pools

Pink lady
By: annette gerberannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebratesannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:1
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Rock pools

Pink lady
By: annette gerberannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebratesannette gerber’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Massive Snail

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Location: Soutpansberg Mountains
Observed: 15th November 2014
Added: 10th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Much bigger than the snails i'm accustomed too in the UK!

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Goniobranchus annulatus

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By: tidaltao
SeaKeys
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Location: Salt Rock
Observed: 6th December 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Goniobranchus conchyliatus

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

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By: tidaltao
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Location: Chakas Rock
Observed: 6th December 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Phyllodesmium Nudi

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By: tidaltao
SeaKeys
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Location: Salt Rock
Observed: 6th December 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Coriocella Sp

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By: tidaltao
SeaKeys
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Location: Salt Rock
Observed: 6th December 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Likely ID: Coriocella
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Fist sized / 80-100mm

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Pleurobranch

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By: tidaltao
SeaKeys
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Location: Salt Rock
Observed: 6th December 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Snail

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 4th December 2014
Added: 7th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Found old wood pile, near a fungus. Moved to photograph and repalced where found.

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Spiky dorid at Drop Zone

cf Aphelodoris sp 3 Spiky nudibranch PB300100
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Drop Zone
Observed: 30th November 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Estuarine periwinkle

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Location: Kosi Bay
Observed: 22nd October 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Shell about 12 mm long. On Juncus kraussii rush on edge of estuary (saltmarsh)

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Papery burnupena at Drop Zone

Burnupena paoyracea PB300176
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Drop Zone
Observed: 30th November 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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By: seemonster
Sea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeys
Location: A Frame
Observed: 23rd September 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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By: seemonster
Sea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeys
Location: Alpha Reef
Observed: 29th August 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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IMG_5019

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By: seemonster
Sea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeys
Location: Partridge Point
Observed: 15th August 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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