Spotted fanfish

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Spotted fanfish
Pteraclis velifera (Spotted fanfish).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Bramidae
Genus: Pteraclis
Species: P. velifera
Binomial name
Pteraclis velifera
(Pallas, 1770)

The spotted fanfish, Pteraclis velifera, is a species of pomfret found in the Indian and western Pacific oceans from South Africa to New Zealand. It is found at depths to 500 metres (1,600 ft). It reaches a length of 50 centimetres (20 in) TL.[1]


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