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Cape Monk, Monkfish
Although not based on genetic divergences, morphological differences were found among areas along Namibia and the South African coast (Leslie and Grant, 1990). These authors therefore considered as more appropriate 3 units to be assessed and managed separately like currently assumed for the fisheries: off Namibia (Maartens, 1999), W South Africa, and S South Africa (Glazer and Butterworth, 2011; Kirchner, 2011). Despite a lack of clear genetic or morphological differentiation, this profile examines the Devil angler fish, or Cape monkfish, in Namibia.