1930C.L. BidenSea-Angling Fishes 231The John Brown’s scale-pockets are brown...John Brown are always in groups of families of from four or five to a dozen.
1930C.L. BidenSea-Angling Fishes 235The John Brown family reappeared..and were lost to view.
1945H. GerberFish Fare 47John Brown, as its name denotes, has a brown colour. It is somewhat similar to a galjoen in shape.
1947K.H. BarnardPict. Guide to S. Afr. Fishes 156John Brown, (Gymnocrotaphus curvidens)...A vegetarian or omnivorous feeder, well known to rock anglers at the Cape, but seldom seen in fish markets.
1955C. HorneFisherman’s Eldorado 105John Brown, probably the commonest small bottom feeding fish at Port Alfred and adjacent areas, cause confusion, for Eastern Province anglers know no less than four distinct fish by the one common name, John Brown. The John Brown of the Cape..is scarce...The fish known at the Cape as hottentot is the second of the four Port Alfred John Browns. The third John Brown is a brilliant blue and bronze copper bream...The fourth fish known locally as John Brown is called hottentot at Knysna, bluefish at East London, and bronze bream in Natal and along The Wild Coast.
1975S. Afr. Panorama July 17John Brown, wildeperd and kob can be landed from the rocks.
1979Snyman & KlarieFree from Sea 33John Brown,..This plump shapely fish is typically South African, and distinctive with its dark brown body, bright blue eyes and large, comical teeth.
1982Outeniqualander 2 Sept. 2Most meritorius catch..went to Keith Stephenson for a John Brown weighing 1,05 kg.
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