A total of 42 Fynbos Fish species have been recognised to date.
But the classification (or taxonomy) of these species is still very much under revision. We are still finding new species, and new information on these species, all the time.
As such, only 23 of the 42 species have been formally described in scientific literature. In the course of these taxonomic revisions, many new Fynbos Fish species have been identified. Most of the newly-found species are restricted to less than five localities – and these are under threat of imminent invasion by predatory non-native fish species.
Cape Fold Ecoregion
Of the 42 recognised species, 40 are ONLY found in the Cape Fold Ecoregion – and nowhere else in the world.