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Scientific name: Argobuccinum pustulosum
Common name: Pustular triton
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Orthogastropoda Neogastropoda Hypsogastropoda Ranellidae Ranellinae Argobuccinum Argobuccinum pustulosum


Short Description:

Thick-shelled with two longitudinal ridges:outerlip strengthened with about nine teeth.Inner lip with a strong nodule and 2-3 ridges.Pale brown with darker spiral ridges dotted with pale pustule-like nodules

Size: 60mm
Behaviour: Secretes acidic "saliva" that dissolves it prey
Diet: Feed on worms
Distribution: Cape town to East Londen
Depth: 1-20m
Habitat: Shallow rocky reefs
  • Two Oceans
    (A guide to the marine life of Southern Africa)
    GM Branch;CL Griffiths;ML Branch;LE Beckley
Similar Species:
  • None on database

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Analize de Vries-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-06-06 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 50mm 16m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Analize de Vries-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-05-22 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Mark 4 The wall 16 25mm 15m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Jacques Alberts-(Jeffreys Bay) 2011-07-16 Jeffreys Bay Jeffreys Bay (JB)-Little Chelsea 16 50mm 15m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-20 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Mark 4 The wall 11 50mm 14m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-06-14 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Gasmic Gorge 17 150mm 18m Olympus SP560UZ photo
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