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.

Species Facts

  • Prefer deep, offshore habitats
  • Daily bag limit is 5 per person, per day.