The name ‘strepie’ is used for this species in Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986).
1913W.W. ThompsonSea Fisheries of Cape Col. 61The pretty little bamboo-fish of the Cape is also known as stink-fish, and is the mooi nooitje of Hermanus and Struis Bay, the streepje of the Knysna and the silver karanteen of Natal.
1949J.L.B. SmithSea Fishes of Sn Afr. 274Sarpa Salpa (Linnaeus)...Bamboo, Mooi Nooitje (Cape). Streepie (Knysna)...Striped Karanteen, Bamboo Fish (Natal)...Body neatly oval and plump...Abundant in most rocky areas, is said to occur right round Africa...A beautiful shapely fish, one of the best baits.
1957S. SchoemanStrike! 89The strepie, with its beautiful gold and silver colouring, is the favourite prey of the elf.
1989Weekend Post 23 Dec. 5Prof Hecht said signs of complete recovery of the estuary created by the marina walls were very encouraging. ‘We have already found samples of marine fish such as butterfly fish, the strepie and zebra in the canals themselves.’
The seabream Sarpa salpa of the Sparidae, a small fish (with gold and silver stripes) which is often used by anglers as bait; bamboo fish; bamvoosie; karanteen1 c; mooi nooitje; Natal karanteen, silver karanteen, or striped karanteen, see karanteen2; steentjie1 b. Also attributive.
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