African Pompano


Common name : Pennant fish, Threadfin trevally, Cobblerfish, Cuban jack

Scientific name : Alectis ciliaris

Family : Carangidae

Native to : Tropical coasts around the world

Conservation status : Least Concern

This beautiful silvery, iridescent fish lives in depths of less than 100 metres feeding on crustaceans and small fish. Juveniles float with the ocean current. You can tell the fish from its concave shape of the head near the eyes. These fish grow 130 cm long and can weigh up to 22 kg. They are very popular in recreational fishing.

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