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Pomfret fish

Fishes of the genus Pampus, commonly called pomfrets or butterfishes. It has a wide distribution in Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to Indonesia, in the North to Hokkaido, Japan.

The fish are also found in Iranian waters of the northern Persian Gulf and Oman Sea, Kuwait waters and Korean waters.

The silver pomfret, Pampus argenteus commercially the most important of all Pampus species. It is an inshore species found in coastal waters from 5 to 100 m depth, usually seen in shoals associated with other demersal fishes over the muddy bottoms.

Pampus
is diagnosed by the median fins often being falcate, with five to ten small blade-like spines protruding ahead of the fin, and the absence of a spine at the end of the pelvic bone.
Pomfret fish

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