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Introduction: Kabeljou (Argyrosomus holoepidotus) have thick scales on the body. They are also known as kob, daga or drum. Common in shallow, coastal areas, especially along sandy edges of estuaries and reefs. Food is hunted by smell and lateral line senses rather than sight. Argyrosomus means 'silver-bodied' and holoepidotus 'smooth-scaled'.

Distribution: Kunene River mouth south along the Skeleton Coast to Cape Cross, Henties Bay, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, Sandwich Harbour, Luderitz and the Orange River mouth.

Diet: Small fish and crustaceans such as crabs, prawns, squid and cuttlefish.

Colouration: Silvery overall body with a pearly-pink sheen on the head, flanks and dorsal surfaces. When viewed underwater a row of silver 'portholes' can be admired on the lateral line. The fins are a dusky colour.

Breeding: Juveniles are saline tolerant and estuaries are used as nursery areas.

Max size: 200cm. Max weight: 73kg.

Conception Bay Flight

A scenic flight along Namibia's Forbidden Coast (Sperrgebiet) an area which is virtually impossible to visit overland. Attractions seen on this flight include ship wrecks, seal colonies and Sandwich Harbour. Flight from Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Scenic Flight

A scenic flight over the dunes at Sossusvlei. Flight from Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Excursion

A scenic flight that lands near Sesriem and includes a trip into the dunes at Sossusvlei. Flight from Swakopmund

Ultimate South

View a massive portion of southern Namibia from the air. A landing and ground excursion to the Fish River Canyon finish of this day trip. Flight from Swakopmund

Namibia Safari