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Pampus argenteus

Pampus argenteus, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Stromateoidei
Familia: Stromateidae
Genera: Pampus

Silver or white pomfrets live in coastal waters off the Americas, Western Africa and the Indo-Pacific Region. Fish of this family are characterized by their flat body, forked tail fin and long pectoral fins.

Silver Pomfret are usually silver/white in color, with few small scales. They can grow up to 4-6 kg (8–13 lb). however, due to overfishing, specimens weighing less than 1 kg (2 lb) are more commonly seen.

This fish is prized in the Indo-Pacific Region for its taste. It is called "Paplet" in Mumbai and "Vawall" in parts of South India.

References

* Pampus argenteus at FishBase

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