Atlantic pomfret

The Atlantic pomfret or Ray's bream (after naturalist, John Ray) (Brama brama) is a pomfret of the family Bramidae, found in the Atlantic, Indian, and South Pacific Oceans, at depths down to 1,000 m. Its length is between 40 and 100 cm. In South Africa, where it is a common bycatch of the hake fishery, it is generally known and sold as "angelfish", although it is not a true marine angelfish.[1] The Atlantic Pomfret has very significant migration patterns[2] which greatly depends on the temperature of intermediate waters, but is also effected by secondary reactions from density- dependence and climate conditions of the surface. Although the species was first recorded for Irish waters in 1843, it was still regarded as scarce up until the late 1950s, but between 1960s and 1970s large numbers were recorded. The population has been booming since the late 2000s.[3]

Atlantic pomfret
Brama brama McCoy.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Bramidae
Genus: Brama
B. brama
Binomial name
Brama brama
(Bonnaterre, 1788)


  1. ^ Brama brama. Southern African Sustainable Seafood. Retrieved 13 February 2012
  2. ^ Quinzan, M.; Castro, José; González, Manuel Marín; Costas, Gersom (September 2016). "Unveiling the influence of the environment on the migration pattern of the Atlantic pomfret (Brama brama) in North-eastern Atlantic waters". Fisheries Oceanography. Instituto Español de Oceanografia. 25 (6): 610−623. doi:10.1111/fog.12176.

3. Talet, Lotfi Bensahla. "NEW RECORD OF THE ATLANTIC POMFRET Brama Brama (Bonnaterre, 1788) (SCOMBRIFORMES: BRAMIDAE) FOR GHAZAOUET BAY, WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA". Boletim Do Laboratório De Hidrobiologia, 2020, Accessed 15 Oct 2020.

External linksEdit