oa African Zoology - Inshore small-mesh trawling survey of the Cape south coast : part 4 : contributions to the biology of some Teleostei and Chondrichthyes

Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The distributions of eight teleosts and four Chondrichthyes trawled off the Cape south coast are given. The teleosts include Pagellus natalensis, Pomadasys olivaceum, Lithognathus mormyrus, Trachurus spp., Galeichthys sp., Atractoscion aequidens, Cheimerius nufar and Sphyraena africana. The Chondrichthyes are Squalidae, Myliobatis aquila, Rhinobatos annulatus, Dasyatis pastinacus and Callorhinchus capensis. Incidental observations on the biology of these species are also given. Extensive inshore marine nursery areas for the teleost species were identified. The importance of this with respect to inshore trawling is noted.

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