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Pacific Pomfret
Atlantic-pomfret
Scientific Name Brama japonica
Conservation Status Data Defficient
Family Chordata
Habitat North Pacific Rim
Food Small Crustaceans and plankton


Pomfret are perciform fishes belonging to the family Bramidae.

They are found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, and the largest species, the Atlantic pomfret, Brama brama, grows up to 1 metre (3.3 ft) long.

Several species are important food fish, especially Brama brama in south Asia. The earlier form of the pomfret's name was pamflet, a word which probably ultimately comes from Portuguese pampo, referring to various fish such as the blue butterfish (Stromateus fiatola).

It is known by various names, such as Vavval in Tamil and Maanji in Tulu.















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