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Pomfret

[pom-frit, puhm-]
Pomfret are perciform fishes belonging to the family Bramidae.

They are found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, and the largest species, the Atlantic pomfret, Brama brama, grows up to one metre long.

Several species are important food fish in some parts of the world, especially Brama brama in south Asia.

Species

There are about twenty species in eight genera:

Literature

The pomfret is referred to in Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children, particularly in the chapter "The Fisherman's Pointing Finger," where he talks about how the pomfret went into decline as a driver of the economy of Bombay.

See also

  • Several species of butterfishes in the genus Pampus are also known as "pomfrets".
  • Some species of Pomfret are also known as Monchong, specifically in Hawaiian cuisine.

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