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Print Fact SheetRed Steenbras - Petrus rupestris

NEMBA Status

Not listed

Other names

Copper Steenbras

Physical description

Adult—Up to 200cm and 70kg; often has a dark patch behind the dorsal fin; brilliant red, bronze, yellow colouring, which fades after death.

Could be confused with

White Steenbras, Roman, Slinger, Scotsman, River Snapper



Size limit: 60 cm
Closed season: 1 October - 30 November
Bag limit: 1


Patterson, C (Ed.) 2003. Wildlife Trade Handbook. Traffic East/Southern Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa