Cape stumpnose

The Cape stumpnose lives in the demersal, oceanodromous, brackish, marine environment.

The Cape Stumpnose has a yellow line running along the side of the fish, whilst the Natal Stumpnose has no yellow line but a yellow streak near the pectoral fins, as seen in your photo. More

South Africa's Cape Stumpnose fish is an amazing looking specimen. Rhabdosrgus holubi is it's scientific name and it gets it's common name from the place it was discovered and the shape of it's nose, very stout. More

Common names

Cape stumpnose in English
Kaapse stompneus in Afrikaans
Sargo del Cabo in Spanish (español)
Sargue du Cap in French (français)
黃帶平鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
黄带平鲷 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Sparidae
Genus : Rhabdosargus
Species : Rhabdosargus holubi
Authority : Steindachner, 1881