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Parastromateus niger Black pomfret

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lexID:
9688 
Scientific:
Parastromateus niger 
German:
Makrele 
English:
Black pomfret 
Category:
Jacks and Pompanos 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Carangidae (Family) > Parastromateus (Genus) > niger (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bloch, 1795) 
Occurrence:
Kuwait, Hong Kong, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, (the) Maldives, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Corea, Gulf of Oman, India, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Vietnam 
Size:
up to 29.53" (75 cm) 
Temperature:
32 °F - 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Frozen Food (large sort), omnivore 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2016-05-04 09:00:15 

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Parastromateus niger (Bloch, 1795)
Black pomfret

The black pomfret, Parastromateus niger, is a species of carangid native to reefs of the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean, where it is found at depths from 15 to 105 m (49 to 344 ft), though it is rarely found deeper than 40 m (130 ft). This species grows to 75 cm (30 in) in total length and is very important to local commercial fisheries. This species is the only known member of its genus. Adults inhabit coastal areas with muddy substrate. Found near the bottom during daytime and near the surface at night. They also enter estuaries

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Carangidae (Family) > Parastromateus (Genus) > Parastromateus niger (Species)

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