Cape salmon, noun phrase

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EnglishShow more Cape + English salmon.
Any of several species of marine fish.
1. Either of two species of kob (family Sciaenidae): a. In the Western Cape: the geelbek (sense 1 a), Atractoscion aequidens. b. In KwaZulu-Natal: the kabeljou, Argyrosomus hololepidotus. In these senses also called salmon.
1846 H.H. Methuen Life in Wilderness 17The cape salmon, a heavy fish, in size and in external aspect somewhat resembling its British namesake.
1989 E. Platter in Style Dec. 18At lunch your straight-from-the-line red roman, red steenbras, kob, Cape salmon and yellowtail..is simply grilled or batterfried.
2. Especially in the Eastern Cape: the springer (sense 2 a), Elops machnata.
1905 E. London Dispatch 14 Aug. (Pettman)Our Cape salmon (Elops saurus) must not be confounded with the geelbek or yellow-mouth (Otolithus aequidens).
1972 Grocott’s Mail 28 Jan. 3One [catch] was a skipjack (Elops Saurus,..also called Cape salmon, Springer, or wildevis), weighing 3,600 kg, caught in the surf from a high rock.
Any of several species of marine fish.
the geelbek (sense 1 a), Atractoscion aequidens.
the kabeljou, Argyrosomus hololepidotus. In these senses also called salmon.
Especially in the Eastern Cape: the springer (sense 2 a), Elops machnata.

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