Observations in the Order: Perciformes

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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Tilapia rendalli

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Enseleni Nature Reserve
Observed: 2nd October 2015
Added: 24th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

This applies to the largest fish in the bucket. See comment by Wynand Uys.

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Streaky rockskipper another

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By: annette gerber
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Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 14th February 2017
Added: 19th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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Rockskipper

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By: annette gerber
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Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 14th February 2017
Added: 19th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Streaky rockskipper

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By: annette gerber
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Location: Mission Rocks
Observed: 14th February 2017
Added: 19th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

out of the water on the dry rocks at night

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Small Fish

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By: Kobus Lubbe
Location: Brandrivier
Observed: 8th February 2017
Added: 19th February 2017
Identifications:4
Agreements:1
Comments:4
Description:

Large amount of small fish, up to 3cm in length found in shallow water pools below dam

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Coachman

Coachman
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Location: Two Mile Reef, Sodwana
Observed: 18th April 2011
Added: 14th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Big eyed red fish

Big eyed red fish
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Location: Two Mile Reef, Sodwana
Observed: 19th April 2011
Added: 14th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Ember parrotfish

Ember parrotfish
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Location: Two Mile Reef, Sodwana
Observed: 19th April 2011
Added: 14th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Maybe a wrasse

Maybe a wrasse
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Location: Two Mile Reef, Sodwana
Observed: 18th April 2011
Added: 14th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Ember parrotfish

Ember parrotfish
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Location: Two Mile Reef, Sodwana
Observed: 17th April 2011
Added: 14th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Whitebarred rubberlip

Whitebarred rubberlip
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Location: Two Mile Reef, Sodwana
Observed: 10th October 2010
Added: 14th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Moorish Idols

Moorish Idols
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Location: Two Mile Reef, Sodwana
Observed: 10th October 2010
Added: 14th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Freckled Hawkfish

Freckled Hawkfish
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Location: Two Mile Reef, Sodwana
Observed: 17th April 2011
Added: 14th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Freckled hawkfish

Freckled hawkfish
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Location: Two Mile Reef, Sodwana
Observed: 10th October 2010
Added: 14th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Natal Knifejaw

Natal Knifejaw
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Location: Two Mile Reef, Sodwana
Observed: 29th April 2014
Added: 14th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Double sash butterflyfish

Double sash butterflyfish
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Location: Long Beach, Simons Town
Observed: 3rd March 2012
Added: 12th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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White steenbras

White steenbras
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Location: SS Clan Stuart
Observed: 1st January 2012
Added: 12th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Large school of white steenbras displaying agitated behaviour

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Roman

Roman
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Location: SS Clan Stuart
Observed: 1st January 2012
Added: 12th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Wrasse

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By: tidaltao
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Location: Park Rynie
Observed: 12th February 2017
Added: 12th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Tamarin?

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By: tidaltao
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Location: Park Rynie
Observed: 12th February 2017
Added: 12th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Juvenile fish

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By: Jana_Nature
Location: Miertjies Kraal dam below wall
Observed: 10th February 2017
Added: 11th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Not sure what species, please help with ID. There is Bass and Carp in dam but I'm not sure if this is juveniles from them? Could it be tilapia? sizes from +-1cm - 3cm

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Low Spring Tide on Toby Rocks #7

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Toby Rocks, Scottburgh
Observed: 9th February 2017
Added: 10th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
Description:

Guesstimated length up to about 10cm

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Low Spring Tide on Toby Rocks #4

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Toby Rocks, Scottburgh
Observed: 9th February 2017
Added: 10th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Low Spring Tide on Toby Rocks #2

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Toby Rocks, Scottburgh
Observed: 9th February 2017
Added: 10th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

One of school swimming vigorously in rocky tidal pool. Blue eyes and white saddle. Guesstimated length of individuals between 70 and 120mm

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Butterflyfish (I think)

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By: Jon De
Observed: 7th January 2017
Added: 7th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Hi
I am trying to identify the butterflyfish type fish in these photos (not the shark).
Apologies for the bad pictures (if they are not good enought to get a postive ID then no problem).
It looks to me like a butterflyfish but I cant seem to match it using my reference book.
Thanks

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Rockcod See off South Coast of KZN Aliwal Shoal

Rockcod
By: Jon De
Observed: 5th March 2016
Added: 6th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Hi, I'm fairly certain it's a rockcod, just not sure which exact species.
Thanks

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Fish

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By: Jon De
Location: Cape Vidal, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Observed: 6th February 2016
Added: 5th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:7
Description:

Photos taken while snorkelling. Was wondering what fish species this is? Thank you

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Natal knifejaw

Natal knifejaw
By: Jacques Alberts
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Location: Port Elizabeth Bay
Observed: 9th February 2014
Added: 2nd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Juveniles are bright yellow with five vertical black bars on sides of body.

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Cape moony

Cape Moony
By: Jacques Alberts
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Location: Jeffreys Bay
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 2nd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Silver kite shaped fish with rudimentary pelvic fin, large eyes and small mouth.

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Yellowbelly rockcod

Yellowbelly rockcod
By: Jacques Alberts
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Location: Jeffreys Bay
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 2nd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Brown body with yellow belly. Irregular white blotches on body.

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