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Family: Bramidae Pomfrets

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Brama australis Southern rays bream Circumglobal, southern se 47 SL 1838
Brama brama Atlantic pomfret Atlantic, Indian and Sout 100 TL 1788
Brama caribbea Caribbean pomfret Atlantic Ocean and Medite 25 TL 1972
Brama dussumieri Lesser bream Circumtropical. Western 22.5 SL 1831
Brama japonica Pacific pomfret Pacific Ocean 61 TL 1878
Brama myersi Myers' pomfret Western Pacific (Ref. 559 1972
Brama orcini Bigtooth pomfret Indo-Pacific 42 TL 1831
Brama pauciradiata Shortfin pomfret Indo-Pacific 8.2 SL 1995
Eumegistus brevorti Tropical pomfret Western Central Atlantic 61 FL 1860
Eumegistus illustris Brilliant pomfret Pacific Ocean 47 SL 1922
Pteraclis aesticola Pacific fanfish Pacific 61 TL 1901
Pteraclis carolinus Fanfish Atlantic Ocean 50 SL 1833
Pteraclis velifera Spotted fanfish Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1770
Pterycombus brama Atlantic fanfish Western Atlantic 46 TL 1837
Pterycombus petersii Prickly fanfish Southeast Atlantic. Indo 36.4 SL 1878
Taractes asper Rough pomfret Circumglobal 50 SL 1843
Taractes rubescens Pomfret Pacific and Atlantic 89 TL 1887
Taractichthys longipinnis Big-scale pomfret Eastern Atlantic 100 SL 1843
Taractichthys steindachneri Sickle pomfret Indo-Pacific and Eastern 60 TL 1883
Xenobrama microlepis Golden pomfret South Pacific 49.4 SL 1989

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