Pampus argenteus, Photo: Michael Lahanas
Silver or white pomfrets live in coastal waters off the Americas, Western Africa and the Indo-Pacific Region. Fish of this family are characterized by their flat body, forked tail fin and long pectoral fins.
Silver Pomfret are usually silver/white in color, with few small scales. They can grow up to 4-6 kg (8–13 lb). however, due to overfishing, specimens weighing less than 1 kg (2 lb) are more commonly seen.
This fish is prized in the Indo-Pacific Region for its taste. It is called "Paplet" in Mumbai and "Vawall" in parts of South India.
* Pampus argenteus at FishBase
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