Brama caribbea

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
BramidaeBrama caribbeaMead1972Carribean Pomfret

Brama caribbea

Unique Characters: Dorsal and anal fins not broadly expanded. Scales along at least part of the length of the rays. No modified sheath at base of median fins. Transverse precaudal grooves absent. Dark brown to coppery. Membranes of dorsal and anal fins black. Inside of mouth black, Lower jaw protrudes. Vertical fins scaled, rigid. Upper lobe of caudal fin considerably longer than lower lobe.

Similar Species:

Atlantic Pomfret
Brama brama

Lowfin Pomfret
Brama dussumieri

Atlantic Pomfret Brama brama. Dorsal and anal fins not broadly expanded. Scales along at least part of the length of the rays. No modified sheath at base of median fins. Transverse precaudal grooves absent. Margins of dorsal, caudal, and anal fins blackish. Pectoral fin margins transparent. Lower jaw protrudes. Area between eyes prominently arched. Vertical fins scaled, rigid. Dorsal fin moderately tall. Caudal fin lobes similarly shaped. Anal fin usually with 30 rays.

Lowfin Pomfret Brama dussumieri. Dorsal and anal fins not broadly expanded. Scales along at least part of the length of the rays. No modified sheath at base of median fins. Transverse precaudal grooves absent. Dorsal fin dark. Pectoral and pelvic fins translucent. Vertical fins scaled, relatively rigid. Upper dorsal fin lobe relatively low. Upper caudal fin lobe longer than lower lobe in adults; considerably longer than lower in juveniles. Area between eyes arched. Anal fin usually with 26-28 rays; 27-32 rays reported in Atlantic specimens.

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