Dichistius capensis, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Photo: Graham Edgar
High silver-grey body, with a slight bump in front of eyes in large individuals. The national fish of South Africa.
Max Size: 80 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.9-19.3°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (67% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.