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Day, J.H. 1963. The Polychaete fauna of South Africa. Part 8: New species and records from grab samples and dredgings. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Ser. Zoology, 10(7): 383-445.
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Day, J. H.
1963
The Polychaete fauna of South Africa. Part 8: New species and records from grab samples and dredgings
Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Ser. Zoology
10(7): 383-445
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Kristian Fauchald's Polychaeta DB
Recent marine collections by the University of Cape Town have revealed 27 new species of Polychaeta and 32 new records for South Africa. These are described. A new family is erected for the genus Cossura and three new genera are defined. The family paraonidae is revised and a key to 17 specis is drawn up.
South Africa
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphitrite pauciseta Day, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParamphitrite pauciseta (Day, 1963) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAncistrosyllis parva Day, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSigambra parva (Day, 1963) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguillosyllis Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguillosyllis capensis Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAricidea curviseta Day, 1963 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAricidea (Aricidea) curviseta Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArtacama proboscidea Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsclerocheilus capensis Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirrophorus branchiatus Ehlers, 1908 (redescription)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCossuridae Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExogone normalis Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExogonoides Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExogonoides antennata Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFabricia filamentosa Day, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudofabriciola filamentosa (Day, 1963) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFabriciola mossambica (Day, 1957) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFabricinuda mossambica (Day, 1957) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHarmothoe lagiscoides serrata Day, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHarmothoe serrata Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsolda pulchella Müller in Grube, 1858 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsolda sibogae Caullery, 1944 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsolda pulchella Müller in Grube, 1858 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLoandalia capensis Day, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParacabira capensis (Day, 1963) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLumbrinereis aberrans Day, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLumbrineris aberrans Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLumbrineris heteropoda atlantica Day, 1960 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLumbrineris heteropoda difficilis Day, 1962 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLumbrineris heteropoda difficilis Day, 1962 (taxonomy source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicronereides Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicronereides capensis Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis (Neanthes) agulhana Day, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeanthes agulhana (Day, 1963) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOxydromus capensis Day, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPodarkeopsis capensis (Day, 1963) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParalaeospira adeonella (Day, 1963) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaonis (Paraonides) lyra capensis Day, 1955 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParadoneis lyra capensis (Day, 1955) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaonis gracilis gracilis (Tauber, 1879) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLevinsenia gracilis (Tauber, 1879) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParasclerocheilus capensis Day, 1961 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPectinaria (Lagis) koreni cirrata Day, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagis koreni cirrata (Day, 1963) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodoce macrophthalma Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodoce schmardaei Day, 1963 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodoce schmardaei Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodoce schmardaei Day, 1963 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodoce tubicola Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPisione africana Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPista unibranchia Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPodarkeopsis capensis (Day, 1963) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora maculata Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio malmgreni Claparède, 1869 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtodorvillea biarticulata Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSamythella affinis Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScoloplella Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScoloplella capensis Day, 1963 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphaerodorum benguellarum Day, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphaerodoropsis benguellarum (Day, 1963) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphaerodorum capense Day, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphaerodoropsis capense (Day, 1963) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpirorbis (Paralaeospira) adeonella Day, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParalaeospira adeonella (Day, 1963) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis benguellana Day, 1963 (original description)
Nontype, locality False Bay (South Africa), identified as Ancistrosyllis parva Day, 1963
Nontype, locality Namibian part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Parasclerocheilus capensis Day, 1961
Nontype, locality South Africa, identified as Scoloplella capensis Day, 1963
Nontype, locality South African Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Scoloplella capensis Day, 1963
Nontype, locality South African part of the Indian Ocean, identified as Aricidea curviseta Day, 1963
Nontype, locality South African part of the Indian Ocean, identified as Aricidea curviseta Day, 1963
Nontype, locality South African part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Amphitrite pauciseta Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.106, locality South African part of the Indian Ocean, identified as Aricidea curviseta Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.12, locality South African part of the Indian Ocean, identified as Ancistrosyllis parva Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.13, locality False Bay (South Africa), identified as Phyllodoce schmardaei Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.14, locality South African part of the Indian Ocean, identified as Phyllodoce tubicola Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.145, locality South African part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Amphitrite pauciseta Day, 1963
Paratype NHMUK 1963.1.15, locality False Bay (South Africa), identified as Phyllodoce tubicola Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.153, locality False Bay (South Africa), identified as Pista unibranchia Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.25, locality South African part of the Indian Ocean, identified as Loandalia capensis Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.29, locality South African part of the Indian Ocean, identified as Anguillosyllis capensis Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.30, locality South African part of the Indian Ocean, identified as Exogone normalis Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.34, locality South African part of the Indian Ocean, identified as Exogonoides antennata Day, 1963
Paratype NHMUK 1963.1.35, locality South African part of the Indian Ocean, identified as Exogonoides antennata Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.50, locality South African part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Syllis benguellana Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.60, locality Agulhas Bank, identified as Micronereides capensis Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.91, locality South Africa, identified as Scoloplella capensis Day, 1963
Paratype NHMUK 1963.1.92, locality South Africa, identified as Scoloplella capensis Day, 1963
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.94, locality East London, identified as Polydora maculata Day, 1963
Holotype AM W28943, locality Australia, identified as Amblyosyllis enigmatica San Martín & Hutchings, 2006
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Found in burrows in an old Bullia laevissima (Gmelin, 1791) shell inhabited by a hermit crab. [details]

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146-320 m. [details]

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146-320 m. [details]

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183 m. [details]

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183 m. [details]

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183 m; 3950-5655 m. [details]

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183-320 meters deep. [details]

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26 to 100 m. [details]

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27 m. [details]

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40-97 m. [details]

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48 m. [details]

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48-183 m. [details]

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48-60 m. [details]

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49 m. [details]

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49 m.  [details]

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49-183 m. [details]

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7 m. [details]

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79-183 m. [details]

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Original diagnosis by Day (1963: 439): ''This species may be recognised by the presence of pigment granules at the ... [details]

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Original diagnosis by Day (1963: 399): ''A threadlike species with slender dorsal cirri having about 15 long ... [details]

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Original diagnosis by Day (1963: 438): ''A single gill with a stalk and a terminal pom-pom of short filaments. ... [details]

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Original diagnosis by Day (1963: 400): ''Prostomium with 3 minute antennae and a pair of large pointed palps fused ... [details]

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Original diagnosis by Day (1963: 415): ''Small Oribiniidae belonging to the sub-family Protoariciinae with two ... [details]

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Original diagnosis by Day (1963: 404): ''Small Nereidae generally similar to Micronereis but possessing two ... [details]

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Original diagnosis by Day (1963: 403): 'Prostomium with three ovoid frontal antennae. Palps small, ventral, ... [details]

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Cape Province, South Africa (Atlantic and Indian Ocean), and Cape, Angola and Guinea Basins.  [details]

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Off South Africa: Agulhas Bank (Indian Ocean). [details]

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South Africa (Cape Province; KwaZuku-Natal Province). [details]

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South Africa (Cape Province; KwaZuku-Natal Province). [details]

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South Africa, Cape Province (Atlantic Ocean).  [details]

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South Africa, off the south coast of Cape Province (Indian Ocean).  [details]

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South Africa, south and west coasts of Cape Province (Atlantic and Indian Ocean).  [details]

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South Africa: East London (Eastern Cape Province, Indian Ocean). [details]

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South Africa: False Bay (Atlantic Ocean). [details]

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South Africa: False Bay. [details]

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South Africa: off Eastern Cape Province (Indian Ocean). [details]

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South Africa: off the south coast of Eastern Cape Province (Indian Ocean). [details]

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South Africa: off the south coast of Eastern and Western Cape provinces (Indian Ocean). [details]

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South Africa: off the west coast of Western Cape Province (Atlantic Ocean). [details]

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South Africa: off the west coast of Western Cape Province (Atlantic Ocean). [details]

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South Africa: Western and Eastern Cape provinces (Indian and Atlantic Oceans).  [details]

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South African part of the Indian Ocean: Plettenberg Bay (Western Cape Province). [details]

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Not stated. The generic epithet Micronereides is composed by the name of the genus Micronereis Claparède, 1863, ... [details]

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Not stated. The generic epithet Scoloplella seems to be composed by the name of the genus Scoloplos Blainville, ... [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet agulhana refers presumably either to Cape Agulhas (South Africa) or to Agulhas ... [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet pauciseta is composed by the Latin adjective pauci, form of paucus and meaning ... [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet curviseta is composed by the Latin adjective curvi, form of curvus and meaning ... [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet normalis is a Latin adjective meaning 'normal' or 'regular', and refers presumably ... [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet maculata (masculine: maculatus) is a Latin participle meaning 'stained' or ... [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet unibranchia is composed by the Latin numeral uni, inflected form of unus and ... [details]

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The name of the genus refers to the resemblance of the type species to a very long Exogone.  [details]

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The name of the genus Anguillosyllis refers probably to the resemblance of the anterior region of the worm, with a ... [details]

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The species is named after Ludwig Karl Schmarda (b. Olmütz, nowadays Czech Republic, 23 August 23 1819; d. Wien, ... [details]

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The specific epithet tubicola is a New Latin adjective meaning 'living in tubes' or 'inhabitant of tubes', being ... [details]

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The specific epithet parva (masculine: parvus) is a Latin adjective meaning 'small' or 'little', and refers to the ... [details]

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The specific epithet refers to the shape of the antennae of the species, short and ovoid, projecting forward from ... [details]

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The specific epithet capensis refers to the type locality of the species, the former Cape Province (South Africa). [details]

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The specific epithet capensis refers to the type locality of the species, the former Cape Province (South Africa). [details]

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The specific epithet capensis refers to the type locality of the species, the former Cape Province (South Africa).  [details]

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The specific epithet benguellana refers probably to the location of the type locality in the Benguela Current region.  [details]

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The specific epithet refers to the type locality of the species, off the Cape Province (South Africa).  [details]

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The specific epithet capensis refers to the type locality of the species, the former Cape Province (South Africa). [details]

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Fine sand, at shelf depths. [details]

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In burrows in an old Bullia laevissima (Gmelin, 1791) shell inhabited by a hermit crab, dredged at 7 m depth. [details]

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In sand and mud, at 183 m.  [details]

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Mud and sand, at shelf and slope depths. [details]

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Mud and sand, at shelf and slope depths. [details]

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Mud, at shelf depths. [details]

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On coarse white sand and shells, at 27 m deep. [details]

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On muddy and sandy sediments, at shelf depths.  [details]

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On sand and sand with broken shells. [details]

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On sand, mud and rock. [details]

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Rocky and sandy substrates, at shelf depths. [details]

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Sand and shells, at shelf depths. [details]

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Sand and shells, at shelf depths. [details]

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Sand, at shelf depths. [details]

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Sand, at shelf depths. [details]

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Sand, shells, and mud, at shelf depths. [details]

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Shells, mud and rocks, at shelf depths. [details]

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Day (1962) noted the name Lumbrineris atlantica was already used by Kinberg 1865. "I therefore propose that [L. ... [details]

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Agulhas Bank, off south coast of Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (36°28.5'S, 21°11'E), 183 m, fine ... [details]

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Algoa Bay, south coast of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean, Sta. SCD 156 (34°03'S, 25°59'E); 84 ... [details]

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East London, east coast of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (33°01'S, 27°55'E), 7 m, in an old ... [details]

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False Bay, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (-34.2083°, 18.6167°), 48 m, khaki sand and shells. [details]

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False Bay, west coast of Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (34°12.5'S, 18°37'E), 48 m, khaki ... [details]

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Off Lambert's Bay, west coast of the Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (32°05.5'S, 18°17.3'E), ... [details]

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Off the south coast of the Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (34º02'S, 23º28.4'E; -34.0333, 23.4733), in ... [details]

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Off the south coast of Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (34°51'S, 23°41'E), 183 m, khaki sand. [details]

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Off the south coast of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (34°51'S, 23°41'E), 183 m, khaki sand. [details]

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Off the south coast of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (34°51'S, 23°41'E), 183 m, khaki sand. [details]

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Off the west coast of the Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (33°06.4'S, 17°44.9'E), 146 m, ... [details]

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Off the west coast of the Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (33°06.5'S, 17°32.9'E), 183 m, dark ... [details]

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Plettenberg Bay, south coast of Western Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (34°02'S, 23°28.4'E), 49 m, ... [details]

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South Africa, Off the south coast of Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (34°48'S, 22°06'E), 100 m, coarse ... [details]

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South coast of Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (-34.1667°, 23.5333°), 97 m, green mud. [details]

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South coast of Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (-34.1667°, 23.5333°), 97 m, green mud. [details]