Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-195

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-195Butterfishes, pomfrets neiThis 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, 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.