Best identified by their striking colouration.
They are common in shallow waters.
It resembles an 'upturned shape' carrying a small 'pocket'.
They can be found under stones on gravel or coarse sand.
They are the most numerous amphipod on rocky shores.
They are tiny worms that burrow in shells and limestone.
Skeleton shrimps can cling to algae or hydroids.
The are identified by their distinctive upright, feathery stems.
They are minute coiled worms with characteristic spiral shells.
They live within the body cavities of sponges and ascidans.
It has a creeping, rooty base with upright, unbranched stems.
They have a distinctive three-head antennae.
A series of plumed, unbranched stems on a root-like base.
They have thin, wiry stems that divide frequently into pairs.
They can be from 35cm up to one metre in length.
The posterior region gives off the 'woolly' appearance.
A common mineral, it can resemble calcite to the untrained eye.
They are distinguished by the bar-like tiny tooth on the gullet.
So-called as their segments resemble a bamboo stalk.
They are small, thin and thread-like in appearance.
Thy are the most common and numerous amphipods.
They are also known as bluebottles.
They grow on ships' hulls, algae, rocks and other hydroids.
They have short, wide bodies and setose legs.
A gregarious species, known to overrun the shore.
They are transparent with iridescent flickering colours.
They can be found in seaweeds on rocky shores.
They are common in rock crevices and beneath boulders.
So-called because of their sturdy and compact bodies.
This species is a favoured bait for anglers.
They are small, thin and burrow into sandbanks.
They have earthworm shaped bodies but without gills.
They grow vertically out of the sand in dense colonies.
Fish louse are a parasitic species living on fish.
They live in silty or sandy pools under boulders.
They resemble wood lice and roll into a ball when disturbed.
They will lash out their four jaws when disturbed.
They occur on scaly dogwhelks.
So-called because of its pair of long curved 'horns'.
The flattened body is unusual and resembles and isopod.
Large numbers are found swimming in shallow waters in bays.
There are over 50 species in southern African waters.
This species is named after the Egyptian goddess Nephthys.
The cylindrical branches are covered with nipple-like bulges.
Only the orange gills and tentacles are usually visible.
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