Big-scale pomfret

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Big-scale pomfret
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Bramidae
Genus: Taractichthys
Species: T. longipinnis
Binomial name
Taractichthys longipinnis
(R. T. Lowe, 1843)

The big-scale pomfret, Taractichthys longipinnis, is a species of pomfret found in the Atlantic ocean, at depths down to 500 metres (1,600 ft). This species reaches a length of up to 100 centimetres (39 in) SL. This species is of minor importance to the commercial fisheries industry.[1] From Ireland there are only two records of this fish. The last being from Co. Wicklow.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Taractichthys longipinnis" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  2. ^ Smiddy, P. 2013. Bigscale Pomfret or Long-finned Bream. (Taractichthys longipinnis (Lowe)) stranded alive at Bray, Co. Wicklow. Ir Nat. J.: 32: 152 - 153