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Family: Bramidae Pomfrets



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Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm SL
Brama australis Valenciennes, 1838

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Brama australis
[Southern rays bream]



Atlantic, Indian and Sout
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Brama brama (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Photo by Monteiro, P.
 
Brama brama
[Atlantic pomfret]



Atlantic Ocean and Medite
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Brama caribbea Mead, 1972

Photo by Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
 
Brama caribbea
[Caribbean pomfret]



Circumtropical. Western
Max. Length 22.5 cm SL
Brama dussumieri Cuvier, 1831

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Brama dussumieri
[Lesser bream]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Brama japonica Hilgendorf, 1878

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Brama japonica
[Pacific pomfret]



Western Pacific (Ref. 559

Brama myersi Mead, 1972

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Brama myersi
[Myers' pomfret]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Brama pauciradiata
[Shortfin pomfret]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pteraclis velifera
[Spotted fanfish]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pterycombus petersii
[Prickly fanfish]



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

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



Pacific and Atlantic
Max. Length 89 cm TL
Taractes rubescens (Jordan & Evermann, 1887)

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Senou, H.
 
Xenobrama microlepis
[Golden pomfret]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Brama australis Southern rays bream Southeast Pacific 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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