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Scientific name: Nucella squamosa
Common name: Scally dogwhelk
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Orthogastropoda Neogastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae Thaidinae Nucella Nucella squamosa


Short Description:

a Small brown welkwith many fine knobbly spiral ridges,These ridges not normally visible as the welk is usually coverd with high-spined commensal hydroid

Size: 50 mm
Behaviour: eggs laid in in small groups of capsules which resemble stalked clubs
Distribution: Namibia to Port St Johns
Depth: 1-50m
Habitat: Rocky shores
  • Two Oceans
    (A guide to the marine life of Southern Africa)
    GM Branch;CL Griffiths;ML Branch;LE Beckley
  • A field guide to the Marine Animals of the Cape Peninsula
    Georgina Jones
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Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-07-18 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Kraal 16 45mm 12m Olympus SP560UZ photo
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