(Diplodus curvinus hottentotus)

Wildeperd, Zebra

1. What is it?

Zebra fish (Diplodus curvinus hottentotus) are slow growing endemic fish found in in shore rocky reefs up to 60 m deep. This species is rated as a no-sale species within South Africa.

2. How was it caught or farmed?

Only recreational fishers with special permit may catch Zebra fish following a daily bag (5 pp/pd) and minimum size limit (30 cm). Recreational fishers are not allowed to sell their catches.

3. Where is it from?

Zebra fish are endemic to the coastal waters from False Bay to Kosi Bay. Due to its no-sale status, management consists of monitoring and permit enforcement on a local scale.