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Brama dussumieri Cuvier, 1831
Lowfin Pomfret

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Brama dussumieri Copyright Michel Lamboeuf · 0
Brama dussumieri

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Main identification features
  • body depth 51-58 percent sl
  • 57-65 lateral scales
  • gill rakers: 13-15
Head and body compressed, an elongate oval tapering to slender tail base; snout short, bluntly rounded; mouth at front, strongly oblique; between eyes strongly rounded; head profile convex; dorsal originates over pectoral, low, with almost no lobe at front; anal low, with almost no lobe at front; tail deeply concave; pectoral low on body, long, reaches to ~middle of anal fin; pelvics small, inserted under rear of pectoral base; scales small, cover body, nape, cheeks, operculum, and top jaw; 13-15 rakers on first gill arch; dorsal & anal fins scaly; body relatively deep (depth 51-58% of standard length); dorsal 33-35 (usually 34) rays; anal 26-28 (usually 27) rays; pectoral 19-22 (usually 20) rays; 57-65 lateral scales.

Dark grey, with metallic reflections; dorsal and tail dark, latter with pale margin; anal, pectoral and pelvic clear.

Size: 19 cm.

Habitat: oceanic pelagic.

Depth: 0-400 m.

Circumtropical; Nicaragua to Peru, the Galapagos, Cocos and Malpelo.

Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo); South Temperate (Peruvian Province ).
Depth Range Max: 400 m.
Depth Range Min: 0 m.
Diet: bony fishes; Pelagic crustacea; octopus/squid/cuttlefish.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=13; Southern limit=-9; Western limit=-93; Eastern limit=-78; Latitudinal range=22; Longitudinal range=15.
Egg Type: Pelagic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore.
FishBase Habitat: Pelagic.
Global Endemism: Circumtropical ( Indian + Pacific + Atlantic Oceans); East Pacific + Atlantic (East +/or West); Transisthmian (East Pacific + Atlantic of Central America); East Pacific + all Atlantic (East+West); All Pacific (West + Central + East); TEP non-endemic; "Transpacific" (East + Central &/or West Pacific); All species.
Habitat: Water column.
Inshore Offshore: Offshore; Offshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 19 cm.
Regional Endemism: Island (s); Continent; Continent + Island (s); Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) non-endemic; Eastern Pacific non-endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Mid Water; Near Surface; Surface; Water column only;

Scientific source:

Links to other sites

  • Cuvier , G. and Valenciennes, A., 1831., Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome septième. Livre septième. Des Squamipennes. Livre huitième. Des poissons à pharyngiens labyrinthiformes., Histoire Naturelle Des Poissons, 7:1-531.
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados - Parte 1., FAO2:647-1200.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.
  • Mead, G. W., 1972., Bramidae., Dana Report, (81):1-166.


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