Observations in the Order: Clupeiformes

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Sardines at A-Frame

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: A-Frame
Observed: 24th December 2015
Added: 13th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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All washed up

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: dogbeach, Scottburgh
Observed: 3rd August 2015
Added: 7th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Or perhaps dropped from a fisherman's bait box?
Looks like the gulls have had a go.

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Lady finger

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: dogbeach, Scottburgh
Observed: 13th July 2015
Added: 6th December 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:4
Description:

Shouldn't be juvenile Sards during KZN's annual run, should there?

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Pelagic fish

Pelagic fish
By: Davide Gaglio
Location: Bird Island, Algoa Bay
Observed: 9th June 2015
Added: 14th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:4
Description:

I took a photo of this fish carried by a tern, can you please tell me what specie of fish is it?

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sardine

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By: Kerry Sink
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Durban deep
Observed: 18th June 2015
Added: 6th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Gilchristella

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Lake Sibaya
Observed: 14th July 2015
Added: 20th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Small pelagic fish - about 3 cm long.

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Hilsa

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mlalazi Estuary (s1)
Observed: 19th May 2015
Added: 19th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

About 10 cm. Fairly abundant, Netted in shallow water

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Thryssa

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mlalazi Estuary (s1)
Observed: 19th May 2015
Added: 19th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

About 54 mm long, Abundant. Netted in shallow water

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Engraulidae

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mlalazi Estuary (s1)
Observed: 19th May 2015
Added: 19th May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:3
Description:

4 to 5 cm. Netted in shallow water

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Estuarine Round Herring

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By: Mark Brown
Natures Valley TrustSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Groot River Estuary
Observed: 6th November 2014
Added: 8th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Minnow

Minnow
By: _Colin
Location: Nahoon River mouth
Observed: 27th September 2014
Added: 5th October 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Can any one tell me what this minnow might be - seen on Nahoon Beach on 27 September. Apparently the photo is not good enough for a positive ID but any calculated guess would do.

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Shoal of small fish at Castle Rocks

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Castle Rocks
Observed: 19th March 2006
Added: 1st April 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Estuarine roundherring

Gilchristella aestuaria
By: Mark Brown
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Location: Groot River Estuary
Observed: 6th March 2014
Added: 7th March 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Stranded sardine

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By: Caroline Voget
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Meadowridge Common
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Location: Hout Bay Beach
Observed: 30th November 2011
Added: 30th November 2011
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:9
Description:

The "sardine run" show was on in Hout Bay this morning with thousands of gulls, cormorants, terns, seals and dolphins all partaking extraordinarily. This sardine was washed up briefly before being snapped up by a tern.

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Fish trapped in rock pool

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By: _Jeff
Location: Olifantsbos, Cape Point
Observed: 5th September 2011
Added: 5th September 2011
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:1
Description:

About 20cm long.

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