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White Stumpfish


Introduction: White stumpnose (Rhabdosargus globiceps) occur in large shoals off the Namibian coastline ranging in depths up to 60m. It is both a popular sport fish, caught at best on very dark nights in estuaries and along the coast. Adults are often found over sandy sea beds, near small reefs or rocky outcrops. Rhabdosargus means 'striped bream' and globiceps 'round headed'.

Distribution: Mwe Bay, Terrace Bay, Torra Bay, Henties Bay, Jakkalsputz, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, Sandwich Harbour and Luderitz.

Diet: Eelgrass, small crustaceans such as mud-prawns and cracker shrimps, crabs, worms and other crustaceans.

Colouration: A silvery body with 5 or more dark, vertical crossbars.

Breeding: Shoals migrate to warmer waters during the summer and spawning occurs close to the shoreline. Sexual maturity is reached at a length of around 30cm.

Max size: 50cm. Max weight: 2.8kg.

Amjicaja Guest House

5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon

Courtyard Hotel - Walvis Bay

A business hotel close to the town center

Lagoon Lodge

A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities

Oyster Box Guest House

A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon

Pelican Bay Hotel

Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant

Pelican Point Lodge

Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment

Spindrift Guest House

A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house

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