Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Rhabdosargus
Family: Sparidae (Fish/Osteichthyes)
Taxon : Fish
Group : Animal

SPECIES
holubi
NOTES

An endemic fish which can grow up to 40 cm. The adults feed on small aquatic animals but the juveniles only eat the diatoms which they get off algae and seagrass. Adults migrate southwards in spring and are most common in the Eastern Cape in summer.


AUTHORITY
(Steindachner, 1881)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The head and body are silvery with a golden mid-lateral band from head to peduncle. Large fish photo courtesy of the Evans family
Colour: Silver
Common Name
Cape stumpnose
Kaapse stompneus
Stompie
Habitat
NOTES: Found over both sandy and rocky bottoms
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
Bait
Makes good live bait
Food
Good eating
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Rhabdosargus tricuspidens



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