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Dichistius capensis.JPG
Galjoen (D. capensis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Dichistiidae
J. L. B. Smith, 1935
Genus: Dichistius
T. N. Gill, 1888
Type species
Dipterodon capensis
G. Cuvier, 1831

Dichistius is a genus of perciform fishes, the galjoen fishes, native to the Atlantic coast of southern Africa (D. capensis) and the Indian Ocean coast of southern Africa (D. multifasciatus). Growing to lengths of 80 cm (31 in) (D. capensis) and 35 cm (14 in) (D. multifasciatus), both known species are popular commercial and game fishes.[1][2]


The currently recognized species in this genus are:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Dichistiidae" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Dichistius in FishBase. April 2013 version.