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Common Scaleworm


Introduction: Identifiable features of the common scaleworm (Lepidonotus semitectus clava) include 12 pairs of flat bean-shaped scales on the upper surface of the body, each with a number of conical tubercles giving off a bumpy appearance. They are common in rock crevices, beneath boulders and in rocky shore pools in low tide.

Distribution: All along the Namibian coastline including Torra Bay, Terrace Bay, Luderitz, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

Diet: Microscopic sea food.

Breeding: Planktonic larvae are produced externally.

Max size: 20mm.

Cape Cross Lodge

Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.

Terrace Bay

Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here

Torra Bay

A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays

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