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Pterycombus petersii  (Hilgendorf, 1878)

Prickly fanfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Bramidae (Pomfrets)
Etymology: Pterycombus: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + Greek, kombos, oy = belt (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 340 m (Ref. 58302).   Temperate, preferred ?

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Southeast Atlantic. Indo-West Pacific: southwestern Africa to Japan and the central Pacific.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47377); common length : 31.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 46-55; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 37 - 40. Body color silvery-white, the membranes of the dorsal and anal fins black. Dorsal and anal fin very high, with scaly sheaths at its bases. No rays of the dorsal and anal fins thicker than their neighbors. Dorsal fin inserted above the posterior part of the eye. Attain 40 cm SL.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Juveniles probably found up to a depth of 200 m (Ref. 4388).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Thompson, Bruce | Collaborators

Gomes, J., 1990. Bramidae. p. 758-764. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNCT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 4936)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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