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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Scombriformes
Family: Bramidae Pomfrets

Genus: Pterycombus

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2 species
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Pterycombus brama Fries, 1837

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Pterycombus brama
[Atlantic fanfish]



Southeast Atlantic. Indo
Max. Length 36.4 cm SL
Pterycombus petersii (Hilgendorf, 1878)

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Pterycombus petersii
[Prickly fanfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pterycombus brama Atlantic fanfish Western Atlantic 46 TL 1837
Pterycombus petersii Prickly fanfish Southeast Atlantic. Indo 36.4 SL 1878



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