Species catalogue

Pompano

Order Perciformes
Family Carangidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Oval and compressed body. Small mouth. Lateral line almost straight. Two dorsal fins, the first with 6 short hard spines. Two small spines in front of the anal fin, separated from her. Color blue-gray metallic on the back and silvery white on the flanks and belly. A longitudinal series of 4-5 black spots elongated in the center of the flanks. Lobes of the dorsal, anal and caudal fins black. Up to 70 cm in length.

Characteristics
FAO code
POP
Specie
Trachinotus ovatus
Type
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Germany Gabelmakrele
France Palomine
Italy Leccia stella
Portugal Sereia-camochilo
United Kingdom Pompano
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Trawls
Gillnets

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