Pomfret

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Pomfret
Brama brama.jpg
Atlantic pomfret, Brama brama
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Bramidae

Lowe, 1836
General[1]

Brama
Eumegistus
Pteraclis
Pterycombus
Taractes
Taractichthys
Xenobrama

Pomfrets are perciform fishes belonging to the family Bramidae. The family includes about 20 species.

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. The fish meat is white in color.

Some species of pomfrets are also known as monchong, specifically in Hawaiian cuisine.[2]

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. ^ "Sickle Pomfret (Monchong)". www.hawaii-seafood.org. Retrieved 10 April 2016.