Introduction: Elephant fish (Callorhinchus capensis) have a steep forehead, long, pointed tail and a downward projecting trunk-like lobe. Fairly common bottom-dwelling species found mainly in shallow water. Also known as ratfish or the plownose chimaera. Callorhinchus means 'hard-skinned snout'. Capensis is 'of the Cape'.
Diet: Brittlestars, shrimps, crabs, molluscs and several species of slow-moving fish.
Colouration: Overall body colour silver.
Breeding: Takes place during the summer months. Females deposit 2, pointed, brown egg cases on the sea-bed.
Max size: 100cm. Max weight: 6kg.
5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon
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