1900J.D.F. GilchristHist. of Local Names of Cape Fish 224 (Pettman)We have hitherto considered names for which derivations can be suggested..There are a few, however, for which no plausible derivation can be discovered. These are bafaro, assous..forfarin, sanchord.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 423Sancord, Sebastes maculatus. Known as the bastard Jakob Evertsen.
1949J.L.B. SmithSea Fishes of Sn Afr. 369Helicolenus maculatus (Cuvier). Sancord. Jacopever (West Coast)...Attains 15 ins. From Walfish Bay to Natal..sometimes quite abundant in the trawl. Flesh palatable.
1951L.G. GreenGrow Lovely 90It is possible that such mysterious names as bafaro, sancord, halfcord and kartonkel are really Malay names.
1972L.G. GreenWhen Journey’s Over 147Season after season he offered the pop-eyed Jakob Evertsen or Jakopiver, the slender and delicious Sancord and the stout kabeljou.
1979Snyman & KlarieFree from Sea 33Jacobever, Sancord...An attractive red fish with delicately-flavoured flesh, marketed in South Africa as Sea Bream.
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