What is the English name for galjoen?
The galjoen, black bream, or blackfish (Dichistius capensis) is a species of marine fish found only along the coast of southern Africa from Angola to South Africa.
What does galjoen look like?
Galjoen are a mid-sized fish, with oval-shaped, flattened bodies with symmetrical dorsal and anal fins giving them a distinctive “Snapchat logo” shape, especially when they raise their spines in defence. Although usually a dark, near-black, they are able to change colour.
How do you pronounce galjoen?
- Phonetic spelling of galjoen. Zal-une. gal-jone. Joe-joen. gal-YOON.
- Meanings for galjoen. Black fish.
- Examples of in a sentence. The galjoen is the national fish of South Africa.
What colour is the galjoen?
The galjoen is found only along the South African coast. It keeps to mostly shallow water, is often found in rough surf and sometimes right next to the shore and is known to every angler. Near rocks, the colour of the galjoen is almost completely black, while in sandy areas the colour is silver-bronze.
What is SA National Tree?
Real yellowwood – Podocarpus latifolius.
What is bangus English?
Bangus is the national fish of Philippines, called milkfish in English.
What does the galjoen fish symbolize?
As a national symbol, galjoen is a major source of protein. On the other hand, it is a major source of business enabling both commercial fishing activities and game fishing. Margaret Smith was among the pioneers who advocated for national fish of South Africa adoption representing the marine life.
What does a galjoen eat?
that galjoen eat primarily seaweeds, ascidians, small mussels and barnacles.
What is South Africa’s flower?
The giant or king protea is widely distributed in the south-western and southern areas of the Western Cape, from the Cedarberg up to just east of Grahamstown. The artichoke-like appearance of the flower-heads of the king protea lead to the specific name ‘cynaroides’, which means ‘like cynara’ (the artichoke).