Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-314

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-314Silver pomfrets neiThis category includes species in the family Stromateidae (Butterfishes) and genus Pampus. From, there are 3 species in this genus that are of commercial or subsistence use as follows:

‘Silver pomfret’ (Pampus argenteus). Max size:60.0 cm SL (male/unsexed); common length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed.

Chinese silver pomfret (Pampus chinensis). Max size: 40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed.

Pampus echinogaster Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed.

From FishStat, all capture 1999-2007 was from the Pacific Ocean. All of these species are distributed in the Pacific Ocean.

Pampus argenteus is taken as the largest species due to lack of size information for Pampus echinogaster and Pampus chinensis is taken as the smallest.