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Family: Stromateidae Butterfishes



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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Pampus argenteus (Euphrasen, 1788)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pampus argenteus
[Silver pomfret]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Pampus chinensis (Euphrasen, 1788)

Photo by Photo by Liu, J.
 
Pampus chinensis
[Chinese silver pomfret]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Pampus echinogaster (Basilewsky, 1855)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pampus echinogaster
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 13.4 cm SL
Pampus minor Liu & Li, 1998

Photo by Photo by Liu, J.
 
Pampus minor
[Southern lesser pomfret]
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Max. Length 25.8 cm SL

 
Pampus punctatissimus
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Peprilus burti Fowler, 1944

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Peprilus burti
[Gulf butterfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Peprilus crenulatus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Rotundo, M.M.
 
Peprilus crenulatus
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Peprilus medius (Peters, 1869)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Peprilus medius
[Pacific harvestfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Peprilus ovatus Horn, 1970

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Peprilus ovatus
[Shining butterfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Peprilus paru (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Peprilus paru
[American harvestfish]



Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Peprilus simillimus (Ayres, 1860)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Peprilus simillimus
[Pacific pompano]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Peprilus snyderi Gilbert & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Peprilus snyderi
[Salema butterfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Peprilus triacanthus (Peck, 1804)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Peprilus triacanthus
[Atlantic butterfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 19.4 cm SL
Peprilus xanthurus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Rotundo, M.M.
 
Peprilus xanthurus
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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm NG
Stromateus brasiliensis Fowler, 1906

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Stromateus brasiliensis
[Southwest Atlantic butterfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Stromateus fiatola Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Crocetta, F.
 
Stromateus fiatola
[Blue butterfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 25.1 cm SL
Stromateus stellatus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Stromateus stellatus
[Starry butterfish]



17 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pampus argenteus Silver pomfret Indo-West Pacific 60 SL 1788
Pampus chinensis Chinese silver pomfret Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1788
Pampus echinogaster Northwest Pacific 60 TL 1855
Pampus minor Southern lesser pomfret Western Pacific 13.4 SL 1998
Pampus punctatissimus Northwest Pacific 25.8 SL 1845
Peprilus burti Gulf butterfish Western Atlantic 25 TL 1944
Peprilus crenulatus Western Atlantic 15 TL 1829
Peprilus medius Pacific harvestfish Eastern Pacific 25 SL 1869
Peprilus ovatus Shining butterfish Eastern Central Pacific 20 SL 1970
Peprilus paru American harvestfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1758
Peprilus simillimus Pacific pompano Northeast Pacific 28 SL 1860
Peprilus snyderi Salema butterfish Eastern Central Pacific 30 SL 1904
Peprilus triacanthus Atlantic butterfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1804
Peprilus xanthurus Western Atlantic 19.4 SL 1825
Stromateus brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic butterfish Southwest Atlantic 38 NG 1906
Stromateus fiatola Blue butterfish Eastern Atlantic 50 SL 1758
Stromateus stellatus Starry butterfish Southeast Pacific 25.1 SL 1829



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