Introduction: Cape salmon (Atractoscion aequidens) are also known as geelbek or teraglin. They are a common shoaling fish, found in deep waters as deep as 100m. Old shipwrecks seem to attract this fish.
Distribution: Throughout Namibian waters from the Kunene River mouth south through Möwe Bay, Terrace Bay, Torra Bay, Henties Bay and Jakkalsputz, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, Sandwich Harbour and Luderitz.
Diet: Craves great quantities of surface baitfish such as maasbanker, mackerel and pilchard.
Colouration: Bluish to coppery above and white below. The fins are a translucent grey. The mouth and inner gill covers are yellow.
Breeding: Spawns in warmer waters.
Max size: 120cm. Max weight: 11kg.
visit the Kolmanskop Ghost town near Luderitz
trip into the Sperrgebiet (forbidden diamond area) with visits to the abandonded mining town of Pomona & the rock arch at Bogenfels
Several cruises around Luderitz harbour, options include sunset cruises & a visit to an oyster farm