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Taractichthys longipinnis  (Lowe, 1843)

Big-scale pomfret
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Bramidae (Pomfrets)
Etymology: Taractichthys: Greek, taraktes = confusion; for the pletora of names that have been applied to this fish + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  longipinnis: longipinnis meaning long-finned (Ref. 4525).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 89422), usually 42 - 200 m (Ref. 82736).   Subtropical; 10°C - ? (Ref. 82736); 47°N - 68°S, 98°W - 21°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6697)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 33-38; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 27 - 30. Grey or silvery in color, with coppery reflections (Ref. 4388).

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Eastern Atlantic: Iceland and Norway southward to off Pointe Noire, Gulf of Guinea and Namibia; questionably reaching False Bay, South Africa (Ref. 4388). Absent from the Mediterranean (Ref. 4936). Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Puerto Rico (Ref. 7251), Bermuda, northern South America to southeastern Brazil (Ref. 82736). Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Generally oceanic and presumably epipelagic. Often solitary but occasionally found in small schools close to shore (Ref. 82736). Feed on shrimps and squids (Ref. 82736). Young are present in all seasons (Ref. 6697). Flesh considered very good (Ref. 3576).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Thompson, Bruce | Collaborators

Gomes, J., 1990. Bramidae. p. 758-764. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNCT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 4936)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.62 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (70 of 100) .
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Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.