Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
This species grows to a length of 35 centimetres (14 in) SL. P. capensis is found in large schools in pelagic-oceanic environments within subtropical climates. The average length of this species as an unsexed male reaches to about 30 centimeters or 11.8 inches. Body coloration is a silver and blueish color.The eggs of this species can be found hanging onto objects within the water, as they have tendrils that latch onto the objects. 
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Petalichthys capensis" in FishBase. June 2012 version.
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