Fact Sheets
Fish

Giant guitarfish

(Rhynchobatus djiddenis)

The giant guitarfish has a noticeably long snout, making the head longer than it is wide. The upper surface has many white spots on a khaki to dark-brown background.

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Giant kingfish

(Caranx ignobilis)

This large fish has a deep, robust body which is silver-grey in colour with a darker dorsal surface and white belly. Irregular, small black spots occur on the back and upper sides. The fish has small scales except for two small naked patches in front of the pectoral and pelvic fins.

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Greater yellowtail

(Seriola dumerili)

Greater yellowtail are the largest of the three yellowtail species (Seriola) found in South African waters; they have an amber stripe running along the midside of the body and the second dorsal and anal fins are shorter than in the similar looking longfin yellowtail (Seriola rivoliana).

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Kob

(Sciaenidae)

Kob (salmon, kabeljou, croaker, drum) belong to the scientific group of fish named the Sciaenidae. They are common throughout the world and are highly valued as table fish. About nine different species of Sciaenids are found off South Africa; the most common are the squaretail kob , silver kob, dusky kob or dagga salmon and the snapper kob.

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Natal stumpnose

(Rhabdosargus sarba)

This deep-bodied species has a rounded dorsal profile. The golden centre of each scale often gives the impression of longitudinal lines along the flanks.

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