Daga Salmon

Daga Salmon

This Daga Salmon (Argyrosomus japonicus) commonly known as Kob, Giant kob, Kabeljou and Dusky kob is found along the entire coast line of South Africa. It is a popular recreational angling fish and an importain commercial species. The Daga Salmon has a robust boy with an overal color of silvery grey. Thick scales cover the body arranged in 48 to 55 series along the lateral line and a small fleshy scale-less structure is found at the pectoral axil which helps to positively identify this species. Daga Salmon have been heavily targeted by commercial fisheries, leading to a collapse in the population. Today it is considered threatened, but not critically endangered.

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Living creatively and passionate for freediving, Renee is an underwater photographer / videographer and writer at Seaunseen, and a freediving instructor at Freediving.Life in Dahab, Egypt.

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