Harlequin goldie

The Harlequin goldie lives in the reef-associated, marine environment.

Description: So named because of the Harlequin Goldie that inhabits this reef. The reef could actually be a wreck - potentially an old concrete barge. The reef looks like a bread loaf sitting on the sand. There is a large anchor and chain. More

The Harlequin Goldie is a relatively “new fish” in that local scientist Allan Connel discovered it in 1986. More

In way of fish life – the Harlequin Goldie – a species of goldie that is endemic to KZN steels the show here. Juvenile angel and butterfly fish, scorpion fish, paper fish, lion fish, eels and coral banded shrimps are all here in abundance. More

The very rare Harlequin Goldie (which is indigenous to this area) has been seen here. You may be lucky enough to see a Tiger Shark if the visibility is good. More

Common names

Harlekyn-goudvissie in Afrikaans
Harlequin goldie in English
康氏花鮨 in Chinese (中文)
康氏花鮨 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Serranidae
Genus : Pseudanthias
Species : Pseudanthias connelli
Authority : Heemstra & Randall,1986