Fish Directory

/Fish Directory

Red Roman (Chrysoblephus laticeps)

Chrysoblephus laticeps ('golden-eyed broad head'), also known as the Red Roman or Roman seabream, is a species of sea bream from southern African, ranging from Namibia to the Eastern Cape. There are also old records from Madagascar and Mauritius, but the validity of these is doubtful. This demersal fish grows to a maximum length of 50 centimetres (20 in) and a recorded mass of 4.2 kilograms (9.3 lb). It is a slow-growing species showing late [...]

2018-03-23T10:45:34+00:00March 23rd, 2018||Comments Off on Red Roman (Chrysoblephus laticeps)

Hottentot (Pachymetopon blochii)

The hottentot (Pachymetopon blochii), also known as the Hottentot seabream, is a species of sea bream in the family Sparidae, native to the southwestern coast of Africa. The hottentot has a bronzy grey color, with darker fins. The small mouth contains five rows of incisors in both upper and lower jaw, but no molars. Adults are commonly around 25 cm in length at the age of maturity, but may reach up to 54 cm, with a maximum recorded weight of 2.67 kg. The species is a [...]

2018-03-23T10:16:59+00:00March 23rd, 2018||Comments Off on Hottentot (Pachymetopon blochii)