|EMW id||FAO Species Category||Notes|
|EMW-195||Butterfishes, pomfrets nei||This category includes species in the family Stromateidae (Butterfishes).|
From FAO FishStat, 66% and 30% capture of “Butterfishes, pomfrets nei” 1999-2007 was from the Indian and Pacific Oceans respectively.
From fishbase.org, the smallest and 2 largest species in the family Stromateidae (Butterfishes) that are of fisheries interest and are distributed in the Pacific/Indian Oceans are as follows:
Silver pomfret (Pampus argenteus). Max size: 60.0 cm SL (male/unsexed); common length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed. EMW-313.
Pampus echinogaster. Max size: 60.0 cm TL (male/unsexed).
Pacific harvestfish (Peprilus medius). Max size: 25.0 cm SL (male/unsexed).
Pampus argenteus is taken as the largest species due to lack of size information for Pampus echinogaster.