White stumpnose is an endemic coastal species found in large shoals over sandy sea beds, near small reefs and rocky outcrops to depths of 60 m.
Juveniles use estuaries as nursery areas.
Grows to over 50cm and can weigh up to 3kg.
SASSI: Red – Don’t buy or sell White stumpnose! Rather choose a green-listed alternative such as santer or line caught panga. These alternatives have similar firm flesh with medium oil content as white stumpnose.