Brama caribbea Mead, 1972
Caribbean pomfret
Brama caribbea
photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Family:  Bramidae (Pomfrets)
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 0 - 800 m
Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea (Ref. 47377). Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Three juvenile specimens were caught off West Africa, but the correspondence of these specimens with the Caribbean samples is uncertain (Ref. 4936).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 31-32; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 26-27; Vertebrae: 36-38
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 October 2018 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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