Pomfrets are perciform fishes belonging to the family Bramidae. The family includes about 20 species.
|Atlantic pomfret, Brama brama|
Some species of pomfrets are also known as monchong, specifically in Hawaiian cuisine.
Several species are important food sources for humans, especially Brama brama in the 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).