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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Carangiformes
Family: Carangidae Jacks and pompanos
Subfamily: Caranginae
Genus: Alectis

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3 species
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Alectis alexandrina (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)

Photo by Photo by Camrrubi, J.-F.
 
Alectis alexandrina
[Alexandria pompano]



Worldwide in tropical sea
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Alectis ciliaris (Bloch, 1787)

Photo by Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Alectis ciliaris
[African pompano]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 165 cm TL
Alectis indica (Rüppell, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Alectis indica
[Indian threadfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Alectis alexandrina Alexandria pompano Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1817
Alectis ciliaris African pompano Worldwide in tropical sea 150 TL 1787
Alectis indica Indian threadfish Indo-Pacific 165 TL 1830



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