|Importance||commercial||Ref.||van der Elst, R.P. and F. Adkin (eds.), 1991|
Ranges from Natal to the Cape of Good Hope (Ref. 3507). According to deep-sea line fishers large specimens are found in Agulhas Bank. Status of stock critical; a prime linefish making up an important component of recreational and commercial catches (Ref. 4332). Also Ref. 5213, 12484.