Pomfret

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This article is about pomfret fish. For other uses, see Pomfret (disambiguation).
Pomfret
Brama brama.jpg
Atlantic pomfret, Brama brama
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Percoidei
Superfamily: Percoidea
Family: Bramidae
Lowe, 1836
Genera[1]

Brama
Eumegistus
Pteraclis
Pterycombus
Taractes
Taractichthys
Xenobrama

Pomfrets are perciform fishes belonging to the family Bramidae.

They are found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, and the largest species, the Atlantic pomfret, Brama brama, grows up to 1 m (3.3 ft) long.

Several species are important food sources for humans, especially Brama brama in the South Asia. The earlier form of the pomfret's name was pamflet, a word which probably ultimately comes from Portuguese pampo, referring to various fish such as the blue butterfish (Stromateus fiatola).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Bramidae" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  2. ^ http://www.hawaii-seafood.org/sickle-pomfret-monchong/