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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Bramidae Pomfrets

Genus: Brama

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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by Reyes, P.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm SL
Brama australis Valenciennes, 1838

Photo by Reyes, P.
Brama australis
[Southern rays bream]

Photo by Monteiro, P.

Atlantic, Indian and Sout
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Brama brama (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Monteiro, P.
Brama brama
[Atlantic pomfret]

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Atlantic Ocean and Medite
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Brama caribbea Mead, 1972

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
Brama caribbea
[Caribbean pomfret]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Circumtropical. Western
Max. Length 22.5 cm SL
Brama dussumieri Cuvier, 1831

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
Brama dussumieri
[Lesser bream]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Brama japonica Hilgendorf, 1878

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
Brama japonica
[Pacific pomfret]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific (Ref. 559

Brama myersi Mead, 1972

Photo by Shao, K.T.
Brama myersi
[Myers' pomfret]

Photo by Bos, A.R.

Max. Length 42 cm TL
Brama orcini Cuvier, 1831

Photo by Bos, A.R.
Brama orcini
[Bigtooth pomfret]

Photo by FAO

Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Brama pauciradiata Moteki, Fujita & Last, 1995

Photo by FAO
Brama pauciradiata
[Shortfin pomfret]
8 Species of Family Bramidae with Genus Brama
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1838 Brama australis Southern rays bream Southeast Pacific 47 SL
1788 Brama brama Atlantic pomfret Atlantic, Indian and Sout 100 TL
1972 Brama caribbea Caribbean pomfret Atlantic Ocean and Medite 25 TL
1831 Brama dussumieri Lesser bream Circumtropical. Western 22.5 SL
1878 Brama japonica Pacific pomfret Pacific Ocean 61 TL
1972 Brama myersi Myers' pomfret Western Pacific (Ref. 559
1831 Brama orcini Bigtooth pomfret Indo-Pacific 42 TL
1995 Brama pauciradiata Shortfin pomfret Indo-Pacific 8.2 SL

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