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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae Jacks and pompanos
Subfamily: Trachinotinae
Genus: Trachinotus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Trachinotus africanus Southern pompano Indian Ocean 92 TL 1967
Trachinotus anak Oyster pompano Western Pacific 1909
Trachinotus baillonii Small spotted dart Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1801
Trachinotus blochii Snubnose pompano Indo-Pacific 110 FL 1801
Trachinotus botla Largespotted dart Indian Ocean 75 TL 1803
Trachinotus carolinus Florida pompano Western Atlantic 64 TL 1766
Trachinotus cayennensis Cayenne pompano Western Atlantic 60 TL 1832
Trachinotus coppingeri Swallowtail dart Southwest Pacific 1884
Trachinotus falcatus Permit Western Atlantic 122 FL 1758
Trachinotus goodei Great pompano Western Atlantic 50 TL 1896
Trachinotus goreensis Longfin pompano Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1832
Trachinotus kennedyi Blackblotch pompano Eastern Pacific 90 TL 1876
Trachinotus marginatus Plata pompano Southwest Atlantic 45 NG 1832
Trachinotus maxillosus Guinean pompano Eastern Atlantic 80 TL 1832
Trachinotus mookalee Indian pompano Indo-West Pacific. 90 TL 1832
Trachinotus ovatus Pompano Eastern Atlantic 70 TL 1758
Trachinotus paitensis Paloma pompano Eastern Pacific 51 TL 1832
Trachinotus rhodopus Gafftopsail pompano Eastern Pacific 61 TL 1863
Trachinotus stilbe Steel pompano Eastern Pacific 34 FL 1898
Trachinotus teraia Shortfin pompano Eastern Atlantic 68 TL 1832



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