Fish – the fish species found in the waters in and around the De Mond Nature Reserve estuary include the following:

Common Name Species Name
African mottled eel Anguilla bengalensis
Baldy Caffrogobius natalensis
Barbel Galeichthyes feliceps
Bandit blenny Omobranchus banditus
Barehead goby Caffrogobius nudiceps
Blaasop Amblyrhynchotes honckenii
Blackhand sole Solea bleekeri
Blue stingray Dasyatis chrysonota
Bluetail mullet Valamugil buchanani
Bullray Myliobatis aquila
Burchell’s redfin Pseudobarbus burchelli
Butterfly ray Gymnura natalensis
Cape anchovy Engraulis capensis
Cape gurnard Chelidonichthys capensis
Cape halfbeak Hyporhamphus capensis
Cape kurper Sandelia capensis
Cape moony Monodactylus falciformis
Cape silverside Atherina breviceps
Cape sole Heteromycterus capensis
Cape stumpnose Rhabdosargus holubi
Carp Cyprinus carpio
Dassie Diplodus sargus
Duckbill ray Pteromylaeus bovinus
Dusky kob Argyrosomus japonicus
Elf Pomatomus saltatrix
Estuarine round herring Gilchristella aestuaria
Flathead mullet Mugil cephalus
Freshwater mullet Myxus capensis
Groovy mullet Liza dumerilii
Harder Liza richardsonii
Kappie blenny Omobranchus woodi
Knysna sandgoby Psammogobius knysnaensis
Ladyfish / springer Elops machnata
Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides
Largescale mullet Liza macrolepis
Leervis Lichia amia
Lesser guitarfish Rhinobatos annulatus
Longfin eel Anguilla mossambica
Madagascar mottled eel Anguilla marmorata
Natal moony Monodactylus argenteus
Piggy Pomadasys olivaceum
Pilchard Sardinops sagax
Pipefish Syngnathus acus
Prison goby Caffrogobius multifasciatus
Rippled blaasop Pelagocephalus marki
Sand snake-eel Ophisurus serpens
Sand steenbras Lithognathus mormyrus
Smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieu
Smooth houndshark Mustelus mustelus
Spotted grunter Pomadasys commersonnii
Spotted halfbeak Hemiramphus far
Steentjie Spondyliosoma emarginatum
Strepie Sarpa salpa
Striped mullet Liza tricuspidens
Super klipvis Clinus superciliosus
White musselcracker Sparodon durbanensis
White steenbras Lithognathus lithognathus
White stumpnose Rhabdosargus globiceps
Wildeperd Diplodus cervinus
Yellowtail Seriola lalandi