Local fish

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  1. Dorry

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    Hi, i see on the permits for catching local fish we not aloud to catch anny wrasse. I saw a beutiful one last week when snorkling. The south african wrasse is a endanger spesie.
     
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    No Dorry. Only the Napoleon Wrasse is on the "Endangered" list. Not your ladder-wrasses, or or smaller "hobby/ornamental" size wrasses.
     
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    Thank jacquesb, i went snorkling the weekend scan the permet quick. So it is only napolean wrasse. Do you perhaps have a foto of this wrasse. Tanks.
     
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    Get to 2 mts and 200 kgs if you see one snorkeling "swim dorry swim "
     
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    I usually see these napoleon wrasses when I go SCUBA diving KZN or Moz reefs - they usually keep at +-12 to 30 metres deep.... You will not easily see one of these close to the shore, or in rock-pools.
     
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    @jacquesb where do juveniles grow up? just asking I dont know lol

    Going to Google :tt2:
     
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    Ecology

    Adults are commonly found on steep coral reef slopes, channel slopes, and lagoon reefs in water 3 to 330 feet (1–100 m) deep. They are very opportunistic predators preying primarily on crustaceans, mollusks - particularly gastropods- fish, echinoderms. They are one of the few predators of toxic animals such as the sea hare Aplysia and boxfish Ostraciidae and have even been reported preying on crown-of-thorns starfish.[2] This species actively selects branching hard and soft corals and seagrasses at settlement. Juveniles tend to prefer a more cryptic existence in areas of dense branching corals, bushy macroalgae or seagrasses, while larger individuals and adults prefer to occupy limited home ranges in more open habitat on the edges of reefs, channels, and reef passes. The species is most often observed in solitary male-female pairs, or groups of two to seven individuals.


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    Thanks for the info - Dillan
     
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    Tanks for the info, i agree see that wrasse i will swim. I din't know wrasse can grow that big.i defiantly want that fishy in in my face. We scuba diving only in mozambiek and went fishing there. It is a very expensive hobby. Snorkeling we do locally all the reefs in mozambiek close to shore bear strip. In ponta theres few fish count them on one hand. We normally go to shai shai. Thanks for the pic
     
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    Hi Dillan,

    Tanks interesting, enjoy the info on this species. Only know the small species never faugh thy grow that big and toxic as well. Now who will caught that wrasse and for what reasen.. .
     
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    Many thanks Lord_Blackadder
     
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