haarder, hardersShow more Also haarder, harders, harter.
DutchShow more Dutch, ‘mullet’.
Any of several species of either marine or freshwater mullet of the Mugilidae, plentiful in Cape waters, especially the marine mullet Liza richardsonii; springer sense 2 b. Also attributive.See also bokkem.
In Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986) the name ‘southern mullet’ is used for Liza richardsonii.
1910J. RuncieIdylls by Two Oceans 31The head of a snoek or harder..she would bring along in her mouth.
1949J.L.B. SmithSea Fishes of Sn Afr. 316The Mugilidae feed mainly on minute plants, eggs, and..young marine creatures...Some of the species appear never to jump from the water save in small hops at any stage...Those are termed ‘Mullet’ or ‘Haarder’. Some species jump well from the earliest stages...These are commonly termed ‘Springers’.
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