This fish is native to costal waters around the southern tip of
Africa and off the west coast of Madagascar. It can grow to 18 inches
but is more commonly around 12 inches. It was much used by early
Dutch settlers in South Africa, but was probably already much used
by the natives. It is fished commercially, and IUCN listed as NE
Details and Cooking.
Photo by Frederick Hermanus Van der Bank, University of
Johannesburg Contributed to the Public Domain.
General: This mullet is very much like the Gray Mullet, so that page should be valid for this fish.
Cooking: In South Africa this fish is most often
salted and dried, whence it is called "Bokkom", and it is sometimes
smoked. I also have a recipe from the early Dutch settlers of South
Africa that pickles it as "Herring".
Photo by Marzannej distributed under license Creative
Attribution-ShareAlike v3.0 Unported.