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Warty Venus


Introduction: The warty venus (Venus verrucosa) has an extremely heavy and oval shell with the outer surface fashioned with eminent concentric ridges which divide into circular bumps near the edges. Fairly common in clean sand and gravel in low water.

Distribution: From the mouth of the Orange River to Luderitz, Sandwich Harbour, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, Henties Bay, Torra Bay, Terrace Bay and the Kunene River mouth.

Diet: Siphons water through sieves.

Colouration: Dirty white.

Breeding: Thousands of eggs are spawned and develop into planktonic larvae.

Max size: 60mm.

Amjicaja Guest House

5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon

Courtyard Hotel - Walvis Bay

A business hotel close to the town center

Lagoon Lodge

A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities

Oyster Box Guest House

A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon

Pelican Bay Hotel

Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant

Pelican Point Lodge

Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment

Spindrift Guest House

A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house

Car Hire Swakopmund