Blue hottentot are often confused with bronze bream. They can be distinguished by checking their teeth; blue hottentot have more teeth.
Blue hottentot are endemic to South Africa and are plentiful off the coasts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.
Because they prefer deeper offshore habitats they are not caught by shore anglers, but by ski-boat fishermen.
There is no minimum size limit, but the daily bag limit is five fish per person, per day.