Pteraclis velifera (Pallas, 1770)
Spotted fanfish
Pteraclis velifera
photo by FAO

Family:  Bramidae (Pomfrets)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: southern Africa including Walters Shoal to Australia and New Zealand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 53-57; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 46-50. Metallic silver in color; dorsal and anal fins blue-black with silver trimmings. specimens
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.08.94
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 22.09.08
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.02.97

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