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Day, John H.; Morgans, J.F.C. (1956). The Ecology of South African estuaries. Part 7. The Biology of Durban Bay. Annals of the Natal Museum. 13(3): 259-312, plate IV.
Day, John H.; Morgans, J.F.C.
The Ecology of South African estuaries. Part 7. The Biology of Durban Bay.
Annals of the Natal Museum
13(3): 259-312, plate IV
(30.viii.1956). Digitisation was online at journal but is currently (2017) absent
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1. This is the first ecological survey of a sheltered South African bay that has been published. The physical conditions of the environment are described and the distribution of the common species is given in relation to substratum type and tidal level. A list showing the present distribution and comparative abundance of all species identified from Durban Bay is given in the appendix.
2. The fishes are dealt with in some detail. The distribution, feeding habits, size at maturity and an estimate of the breeding season of the more important species is given.
3. There have been many reports that the fauna and particularly the fish and penacid prawn population has declined over the years; an attempt is made in this paper to assess the effects of harbour development, pollution, oiling, poaching and bait gathering.
4. Finally the ecology of this sheltered bay is compared with that of neighbouring surf-beaten shores and estuaries in order to bring out the important characteristics of all three environments.
5. The work has taken a party of biologists over two years to complete; it has been financed by the Natal Provincial Council and the South African Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
Indian Ocean (without specifications)
Indian Ocean, Western
South Africa
Southern Africa
Southern Indian Ocean
West Indian Ocean
Fauna and Flora, Faunistic inventories, Checklists, Catalogues
Spacial and ecological distribution, Zonation, Microdistribution
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Aglaophenia pluma (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Amphisbetia bidens (Bale, 1884) (basis of record)
Arenicola loveni Kinberg, 1866 (additional source)
Chthamalus dentatus Krauss, 1848 (basis of record)
Cirriformia filigera (Delle Chiaje, 1828) (additional source)
Cirriformia punctata (Grube, 1859) accepted as Timarete punctata (Grube, 1859) (additional source)
Cirriformia tentaculata (Montagu, 1808) (additional source)
Clytia gracilis (M. Sars, 1851) (additional source)
Dasychone nigromaculata (Baird, 1865) accepted as Branchiomma nigromaculatum (Baird, 1865) (basis of record)
Dasychone serratibranchis (Grube, 1878) accepted as Pseudobranchiomma serratibranchis (Grube, 1878) (additional source)
Diopatra neapolitana Delle Chiaje, 1841 (additional source)
Dorvillea egena (Ehlers, 1913) accepted as Protodorvillea egena (Ehlers, 1913) (basis of record)
Dynamena quadridentata (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (additional source)
Eudendrium racemosum (Cavolini, 1785) (additional source)
Exogone clavator Ehlers, 1913 accepted as Exogone heterosetosa McIntosh, 1885 (basis of record)
Hebella scandens (Bale, 1888) (additional source)
Hydractinia kaffraria Millard, 1955 (basis of record)
Leiochone johnstoni McIntosh, 1915 (basis of record)
Lumbrineris papillifera Fauvel, 1918 (basis of record)
Lytocarpus filamentosus (Lamarck, 1816) accepted as Macrorhynchia filamentosa (Lamarck, 1816) (basis of record)
Marphysa depressa (Schmarda, 1861) (additional source)
Marphysa simplex Crossland, 1903 accepted as Marphysa teretiuscula (Schmarda, 1861) (basis of record)
Myrianida pulchella Day, 1953 (basis of record)
Nephtys capensis Day, 1953 (additional source)
Nephtys lyrochaeta Fauvel, 1902 accepted as Aglaophamus lyrochaeta (Fauvel, 1902) (basis of record)
Nereis (Neanthes) succinea Leuckart, 1847 accepted as Alitta succinea (Leuckart, 1847) (additional source)
Nerine cirratulus (Delle Chiaje, 1831) accepted as Scolelepis squamata (Müller, 1806) represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O.F. Muller, 1806) (additional source)
Ochetostoma capense Jones & Stephen, 1954 accepted as Listriolobus capensis (Jones & Stephen, 1954) (basis of record)
Octolasmis cor (Aurivillius, 1892) (basis of record)
Oridia parvula (Ehlers, 1913) accepted as Amphicorina parvula (Ehlers, 1913) (basis of record)
Pectinaria pseudokoreni Day, 1955 accepted as Lagis pseudokoreni (Day, 1955) (basis of record)
Pennaria disticha Goldfuss, 1820 (additional source)
Phascolion strombi (Montagu, 1804) accepted as Phascolion (Phascolion) strombus strombus (Montagu, 1804) (additional source)
Phascolosoma (Phascolosoma) scolops (Selenka & de Man, 1883) (additional source)
Phascolosoma capense Teuscher, 1874 accepted as Golfingia (Golfingia) capensis (Teuscher, 1874) (basis of record)
Potamilla torelli Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)
Prionospio sexoculata Augener, 1918 (additional source)
Scolecolepis indica (Fauvel, 1928) accepted as Malacoceros indicus (Fauvel, 1928) (basis of record)
Siphonosoma australe (Keferstein, 1865) (basis of record)
Spiochaetopterus typicus M Sars, 1856 (additional source)
Thecocarpus formosus (Busk, 1851) accepted as Lytocarpia formosa (Busk, 1851) (basis of record)
Tubularia warreni Ewer, 1953 accepted as Ectopleura crocea (Agassiz, 1862) (basis of record)
Durban Bay for Lysilla ubianensis Caullery, 1944 
South Africa for Myrianida pulchella Day, 1953 
South Africa (country) for Aglaophenia pluma (Linnaeus, 1758) 
South Africa (country) for Amphisbetia bidens (Bale, 1884) 
South Africa (country) for Ancistrosyllis McIntosh, 1878 
South Africa (country) for Arenicola loveni Kinberg, 1866 
South Africa (country) for Armandia intermedia Fauvel, 1902 
South Africa (country) for Audouinia filigera (Delle Chiaje, 1828) 
South Africa (country) for Audouinia punctata (Grube, 1859) 
South Africa (country) for Audouinia tentaculata (Montagu, 1808) 
South Africa (country) for Autolytus prolifer (O. F. Müller, 1788) 
South Africa (country) for Balanus amphitrite Darwin, 1854 
South Africa (country) for Balanus trigonus Darwin, 1854 
South Africa (country) for Ceratonereis erythraeensis Fauvel, 1918 
South Africa (country) for Chaetopterus varieopedatus [auctt.] 
South Africa (country) for Chthamalus dentatus Krauss, 1848 
South Africa (country) for Clytia gracilis (M. Sars, 1851) 
South Africa (country) for Conchoderma virgata (Spengler, 1790) 
South Africa (country) for Corymorpha M. Sars, 1835 
South Africa (country) for Dasychone nigromaculata (Baird, 1865) 
South Africa (country) for Dasychone serratibranchis (Grube, 1878) 
South Africa (country) for Dendronereis arborifera Peters, 1854 
South Africa (country) for Diopatra neapolitana Delle Chiaje, 1841 
South Africa (country) for Dodecaceria Örsted, 1843 
South Africa (country) for Dorvillea egena (Ehlers, 1913) 
South Africa (country) for Dynamena crisoides Lamouroux, 1824 
South Africa (country) for Dynamena quadridentata (Ellis & Solander, 1786) 
South Africa (country) for Eunice australis Quatrefages, 1866 
South Africa (country) for Eurythoe complanata (Pallas, 1766) 
South Africa (country) for Eurythoe parvecarunculata Horst, 1912 
South Africa (country) for Exogone clavator Ehlers, 1913 
South Africa (country) for Glycera convoluta Keferstein, 1862 
South Africa (country) for Glycera subaenea Grube, 1878 
South Africa (country) for Halecium Oken, 1815 
South Africa (country) for Harmothoe dictyophora (Grube, 1878) 
South Africa (country) for Hebella scandens (Bale, 1888) 
South Africa (country) for Hydroides lunulifera (Claparède, 1870) 
South Africa (country) for Hydroides norvegicus Gunnerus, 1768  (inaccurate)
South Africa (country) for Laeonereis Hartman, 1945 
South Africa (country) for Leiochone johnstoni McIntosh, 1915  (doubtful)
South Africa (country) for Leocrates claparedii (Costa in Claparède, 1868) 
South Africa (country) for Lepas anatifera Linnaeus, 1758  (doubtful)
South Africa (country) for Lepidonotus durbanensis Day, 1934 
South Africa (country) for Lepidonotus tenuisetosus (Gravier, 1902) 
South Africa (country) for Loimia medusa (Savigny, 1822) 
South Africa (country) for Lumbrineris inflata Moore, 1911 
South Africa (country) for Lumbrineris papillifera Fauvel, 1918 
South Africa (country) for Lytocarpus filamentosus (Lamarck, 1816) 
South Africa (country) for Magelona cincta Ehlers, 1908  (doubtful)
South Africa (country) for Marphysa corallina (Kinberg, 1865)  (inaccurate)
South Africa (country) for Marphysa depressa (Schmarda, 1861) 
South Africa (country) for Marphysa simplex Crossland, 1903 
South Africa (country) for Mesochaetopterus minutus Potts, 1914 
South Africa (country) for Nephtys capensis Day, 1953 
South Africa (country) for Nephtys lyrochaeta Fauvel, 1902 
South Africa (country) for Nephtys tulearensis Fauvel, 1919 
South Africa (country) for Nereis (Neanthes) succinea Leuckart, 1847 
South Africa (country) for Nereis coutierei [sensu Gravier, 1902] 
South Africa (country) for Nereis falsa Quatrefages, 1866 
South Africa (country) for Nerine cirratulus (Delle Chiaje, 1831) 
South Africa (country) for Obelia biscuspidata Clark, 1875 
South Africa (country) for Obelia dichotoma (Linnaeus, 1758) 
South Africa (country) for Ochetostoma capense Jones & Stephen, 1954 
South Africa (country) for Octolasmis cor (Aurivillius, 1892) 
South Africa (country) for Oridia parvula (Ehlers, 1913) 
South Africa (country) for Owenia fusiformis Delle Chiaje, 1844 
South Africa (country) for Paleanotus chrysolepis Schmarda, 1861 
South Africa (country) for Pareulepis geayi (Fauvel, 1918) 
South Africa (country) for Pectinaria pseudokoreni Day, 1955 
South Africa (country) for Pennaria disticha Goldfuss, 1820 
South Africa (country) for Perinereis capensis (Kinberg, 1865) 
South Africa (country) for Perinereis cultrifera (Grube, 1840) 
South Africa (country) for Phascolion strombi (Montagu, 1804)  (doubtful)
South Africa (country) for Phascolosoma capense Teuscher, 1874  (doubtful)
South Africa (country) for Phyllodoce castanea (Marenzeller, 1879) 
South Africa (country) for Physcosoma scolops (Selenka & de Man, 1883) 
South Africa (country) for Physcosoma stephensoni Stephen, 1942 
South Africa (country) for Platynereis dumerilii (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) 
South Africa (country) for Plumularia setacea (Linnaeus, 1758) 
South Africa (country) for Podarke Ehlers, 1864 
South Africa (country) for Polydora caeca (Örsted, 1843) 
South Africa (country) for Potamilla torelli Malmgren, 1866 
South Africa (country) for Prionospio sexoculata Augener, 1918 
South Africa (country) for Protula tubularia (Montagu, 1803) 
South Africa (country) for Sabellastarte longa (Kinberg, 1866) 
South Africa (country) for Scolecolepis indica (Fauvel, 1928) 
South Africa (country) for Scoloplos johnstonei Day, 1934 
South Africa (country) for Serpula vermicularis Linnaeus, 1767 
South Africa (country) for Siphonosoma australe (Keferstein, 1865) 
South Africa (country) for Spiochaetopterus typicus M Sars, 1856 
South Africa (country) for Sthenelais boa (Johnston, 1833) 
South Africa (country) for Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) 
South Africa (country) for Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840 
South Africa (country) for Syllis spongicola Grube, 1855 
South Africa (country) for Syllis variegata Grube, 1860 
South Africa (country) for Tetraclita serrata Darwin, 1954 
South Africa (country) for Thalassema Pallas, 1774 
South Africa (country) for Thecocarpus formosus (Busk, 1851) 
South Africa (country) for Thelepus plagiostoma (Schmarda, 1861) 
South Africa (country) for Trypanosyllis zebra (Grube, 1860) 

Occurs throughout the Mediterranean Sea and along the Atlantic Iberian and French coast in intertidal and shallow ... [details]


Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. (Fauvel,1953). [details]


Spelled as D. nigromaculata by Macnae&Kalk,1958. [details]


Pasya quadridentata in Kalk (1958). [details]