Galjoen Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Dichistiidae Genus: Dichistius Species: D. capensis Binomial name Dichistius capensis
The galjoen, black bream, or blackfish, Dichistius capensis, is a species of marine fish that is found only along the coast of South Africa. Length up to 55 cm, weight up to 7 kg. It appears in particular to be partial to the white mussels residing in the sandy beaches and inlets of the rocky outcrops along the southern coast.
It is the national fish of South Africa.
- "Dichistius capensis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=645499. Retrieved 30 January 2006.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2005). "Dichistius capensis" in FishBase. 10 2005 version.
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