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Brama japonica Hilgendorf, 1878
Pacific Pomfret
Family: Bramidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #15504)

Source: Distribution of Brama japonica as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 33 - 36; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 27 - 30. Dorsal and anal fins in adults with scales, without basal sheath of scales, and not fully depressible Interorbital space in adults strongly convex, the profile notably arched. Scales on caudal peduncle forming a graded size series with those on the bases of the midcaudal peduncle rays.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850).


Species Biology

Oceanic species which occurs near the surface (Ref. 2850). Feeds on crustaceans (amphipods and euphausiids), small fishes and squid (Ref. 4563). Rarely caught inshore (Ref. 2850). Good food fish (Ref. 6885). pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine; depth range 0 - 620 m (Ref. 50610). Subtropical.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850).



Pacific Ocean: Japan to Bering Sea, and south to Peru. Reported from the Philippines (Ref. 6956) and Taiwan (Ref. 5193). Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-07-20 5:08:56 AM]
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