Sea lice parasites found on the fish.
All photos by Guido Zsilavecz
|Short alfonsino Centroberyx spinosus This species has only been found from Storms River Mouth to Durban, and is thus far from home. It is not likely to be a rare resident, due to this distance. This 10cm long fish (it attains 20cm) was seen at the outer edge of Percy's, beneath a slight overhang. It was slow-moving, and may thus have been an easy target for local sea-lice (maybe young Anilocra capensis), as at least three are visible on the body, as shown.|
Smiths' Sea Fishes, MM Smith and PC Heemstra, 1986.
Two Oceans, a guide to the marine life of Southern Africa, GM Branch, CL Griffiths, ML Branch and LE Beckley, 1994.