Pterycombus brama Fries, 1837
Atlantic fanfish
Pterycombus brama
photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Family:  Bramidae (Pomfrets)
Max. size:  46 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 25 - 400 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Newfoundland in Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico in USA to Jamaica. Eastern Atlantic: Norway and south of Cap Lopez, west of Mayumba (Gulf of Guinea) (Ref. 4936); reported from Iceland (Ref. 12462).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal and anal fins without scales. Diameter of eye much larger than the snout length (Ref. 35388).
Biology:  Lives down to a depth of 400 m (Ref. 35388). Seasonal migrant (Ref. 6697).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 22.09.08
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.08.94

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