Gaidropsarus capensis (Kaup, 1858)
Cape rockling
Gaidropsarus capensis
photo by SFSA

Family:  Lotidae (Hakes and burbots)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: known only from Cape Town to East London in South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 37-43. 2nd dorsal fin with 43-52 soft rays.
Biology:  Occurs in tide pools and to depths of about 50 m.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 01.10.93
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 10.12.96
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 10.12.96

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