Atlantic pomfret

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

The Atlantic pomfret or Ray's bream (after naturalist, John Ray) (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. ^ Brama brama. Southern African Sustainable Seafood. Retrieved 13 February 2012

External links[edit]

  • "Brama brama". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 18 April 2006.
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Brama brama" in FishBase. January 2006 version.