Black pomfret

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Black pomfret
Parastromateus niger.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae
Genus: Parastromateus
Bleeker, 1864
P. niger
Binomial name
Parastromateus niger
(Bloch, 1795)
Black pomfret

The black pomfret (Parastromateus niger) is a species of carangid native to reefs of the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean, where it is found at depths from 15 to 105 m (49 to 344 ft), though it is rarely found deeper than 40 m (130 ft). This species grows to 75 cm (30 in) in total length and is very important to local commercial fisheries. This species is the only known member of its genus.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Parastromateus niger" in FishBase. February 2013 version.