Pomfrets are perciform fishes belonging to the family Bramidae. The family includes about 20 species.
|Atlantic pomfret, Brama brama|
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).