There are 39 species of klipvis and all are found only off the coast of Southern Africa. 

Most klipvis live in shallow rocky areas, but some can also be seen in sandy areas.

Klipvis do not lay eggs as the eggs are fertilised internally.

Mating can be a lengthy process and take up to an hour or longer.

The females give birth to fully developed young. 

Photograph by Michelle Kirshenbaum

Species Facts

  • Klipvis do not lay eggs
  • All 39 species of klipvis are found only off the coast of Southern Africa