Other identification tools | FishBase

Fish Identification: Find Species

Family: Stromateidae Butterfishes

(See list of species below)

Select Class:     Select Order:   
Select Family: Subfamily:     Select Genus:

Select Ocean (marine/brackish) or Continent (freshwater):
Select a country:
Only include species occuring above: m

Total number of spines in dorsal and anal fins (optional).      Enter total length (TL) and maximum body depth (BD)

Show family drawings / Hide family drawings

17 species in
(see list below)
Export file

1 of 1 Jump to:

17 species

Sort by: Species Length Year
1 of 1 Jump to:
Export file
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 10.9 SL 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

Other identification tools in FishBase

Quick Identification
Identification keys
Identification by morphometrics
Identification by pictures:
          If you already know the Family, go to Search FishBase, select Family and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the family.

          If you already know the Country, go to
Search FishBase, select Country and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the country.

          If you already know the Ecosystem, go to
Search FishBase, select Ecosystem and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the ecosystem.
cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013