1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 117Catfish, In the neighbourhood of the Cape Octopus vulgaris is thus designated.
1945H. GerberFish Fare 51Octopus or catfish..is not very often eaten in South Africa...Its meat, when suitably cooked, has much similarity to sweetbread or brains.
1961Redwing (St Andrew’s College, Grahamstown) 12Octopi, commonly known as cat fish, are as abundant as anywhere along the coast and are a favourite of many fishermen, being tough and thus difficult to be nibbled off the hook.
1972Grocott’s Mail 11 Feb. 3He caught a massive white steenbras of 9,6 kg on cat-fish bait, fishing on the breakwater wall at Port Elizabeth.
1900H.A. BrydenAnimals of Afr. 196There is another strange, mud-loving fish which swarms in many of the larger South African rivers. I mean the Cat-fish, one of a class of fish known to naturalists as Siluroids.
1906Stark & SclaterBirds of S. Afr.IV. 57Ayres found a two-pound Catfish (Clarias) in the stomach of one individual.
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