Fact Sheets
Fish

Shad

(Pomatomus saltatrix)

Shad (elf, tailor, bluefish) are one of South Africa’s most popular angling fish and they are pursued by over 300 000 anglers every year. Their streamlined bodies are perfectly shaped for speed through the water and their silvery coloration, light beneath and darker above, helps them to blend in with the ocean.

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Sharks and rays

These amazing creatures are amongst so many other fascinating animals living in the Aquarium at uShaka Sea World where the staff on hand are delighted to lead you on your journey of marine discovery.

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Slinger

(Chrysoblephus puniceus)

Slinger are deep-bodied fish with a steep forehead that belong to the family Sparidae. They are pink in color and have a distinct blue bar under the eye. The tail has orange tinges.

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Spotted grunter

(Pomadasys commersonnii)

These popular table fish have long, sloping foreheads with a pointed snout. The dorsal surface of the silvery body is covered with many small brown spots that extend onto the dorsal fins. A distinct black blotch occurs on the serrated gill cover. Spotted grunter prefer the brackish waters of shallow coastal estuaries and lagoons.

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