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Family: Bramidae Pomfrets



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20 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.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Brama orcini Cuvier, 1831

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Brama pauciradiata
[Shortfin pomfret]

Photo by Carvalho Filho et al

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm FL
Eumegistus brevorti (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Carvalho Filho et al
 
Eumegistus brevorti
[Tropical pomfret]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 47 cm SL
Eumegistus illustris Jordan & Jordan, 1922

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Eumegistus illustris
[Brilliant pomfret]

Photo by NMFS/PIRO Observer Programs

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Pteraclis aesticola (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by NMFS/PIRO Observer Programs
 
Pteraclis aesticola
[Pacific fanfish]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Pteraclis carolinus Valenciennes, 1833

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Pteraclis carolinus
[Fanfish]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Pteraclis velifera (Pallas, 1770)

Photo by FAO
 
Pteraclis velifera
[Spotted fanfish]

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

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Pterycombus brama Fries, 1837

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Pterycombus brama
[Atlantic fanfish]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic. Indo
Max. Length 36.4 cm SL
Pterycombus petersii (Hilgendorf, 1878)

Photo by FAO
 
Pterycombus petersii
[Prickly fanfish]

Photo by JIMAR/NMFS - Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Circumglobal
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Taractes asper Lowe, 1843

Photo by JIMAR/NMFS - Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
 
Taractes asper
[Rough pomfret]

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

Pacific and Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Taractes rubescens (Jordan & Evermann, 1887)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Taractes rubescens
[Pomfret]

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

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Taractichthys longipinnis (Lowe, 1843)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Taractichthys longipinnis
[Big-scale pomfret]

Photo by Kaewnuratchadasorn, P.

Indo-Pacific and Eastern
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Taractichthys steindachneri (Döderlein, 1883)

Photo by Kaewnuratchadasorn, P.
 
Taractichthys steindachneri
[Sickle pomfret]

Photo by Senou, H.

South Pacific
Max. Length 49.4 cm SL
Xenobrama microlepis Yatsu & Nakamura, 1989

Photo by Senou, H.
 
Xenobrama microlepis
[Golden pomfret]
20 Species of Family Bramidae
(Pomfrets)
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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
1860 Eumegistus brevorti Tropical pomfret Western Central Atlantic 61 FL
1922 Eumegistus illustris Brilliant pomfret Pacific Ocean 47 SL
1901 Pteraclis aesticola Pacific fanfish Northwest Pacific 61 TL
1833 Pteraclis carolinus Fanfish Atlantic Ocean 50 SL
1770 Pteraclis velifera Spotted fanfish Indo-West Pacific 50 TL
1837 Pterycombus brama Atlantic fanfish Western Atlantic 46 TL
1878 Pterycombus petersii Prickly fanfish Southeast Atlantic. Indo 36.4 SL
1843 Taractes asper Rough pomfret Circumglobal 50 SL
1887 Taractes rubescens Pomfret Pacific and Atlantic 70 SL
1843 Taractichthys longipinnis Big-scale pomfret Eastern Atlantic 100 SL
1883 Taractichthys steindachneri Sickle pomfret Indo-Pacific and Eastern 60 TL
1989 Xenobrama microlepis Golden pomfret South Pacific 49.4 SL



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