Atlantic pomfret

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Atlantic pomfret
Brama brama McCoy.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Bramidae
Genus: Brama
Species: B. brama
Binomial name
Brama brama
(Bonnaterre, 1788)

The Atlantic pomfret or Ray's bream, Brama brama, is a pomfret of the family Bramidae, found in the Atlantic, Indian, and South Pacific Oceans, at depths down to 1,000 m. Its length is between 40 and 100 cm. In South Africa, where it is a common bycatch of the hake fishery, it is generally known (and sold) as "angelfish", although it is not a true marine angelfish.[1]


  1. ^ [1] WWF/SASSI data, retrieved 13 February 2012