Diplodus hottentotusis commonly referred to as Zebra seabream, Zebra. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. A aquarium size of at least 100000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The zebra sea bream (Diplodus cervinus) is a species of seabream belonging to the family Sparidae.
Inhabits coastal waters, mainly on rocky bottoms. Also enters estuaries, which are also used as nursery grounds. Feeds on fish, mollusks, crustaceans, worms, and other organisms. Has a nauseating odor; sold fresh in markets.
Heemstra, P.C. and E. Heemstra, 2004. Coastal fishes of Southern Africa. National Inquiry Service Centre (NISC) and South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), Grahamstown. 488 p. (Ref. 58304)