Fish Facts: Atlantic pomfret – Brama brama

Atlantic pomfret (Brama brama) despite the Atlantic in the name are found not only in the Atlantic but also in the Indian, and South Pacific oceans. They are deep water fish living in water as deep as 6000 feet deep.

The Atlantic pomfret is a mesopelagic fish, which means they live in the area of the ocean where sunlight is fading to darkness. Where they use their large eyes to detect their prey which is smaller fish and shrimp. The mouth contains many rows of fine teeth. The are silvery dark grey above, slightly paler on the belly, and the large eyes are golden.