Pachymetopon aeneum, Tsitsikamma, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, Photo: Graham Edgar
Silvery with an iridescent blue sheen, and darker lines following scale rows, head can be blotchy. Found over rocky substrate on inshore and offshore reefs. An esteemed food fish. Endemic to South Africa.
Max Size: 55 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 16.1-23.6°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (67% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Several (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.