Scientific Name
Pampus argenteus  
Pampus argenteus銀鯧
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Euphrasen, 1788) Depth 5 - 110M
Chinese 銀鯧 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯧科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F483 Stromateidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 銀鯧 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 白鯧、正鯧、銀鯧、支子 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality China 
Synonyms Pampus argentus, Pampus cinereus, Stromateoides argenteus, Stromateus argenteus, Stromateus cinereus, Stromatioides nozawae   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Euphrasen, B. A. 1788 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0072299. ASIZP0079498. ASIZP0700028. ASIZP0700372. FRIP00781. FRIP01086. FRIP01297. FRIP01298. FRIP03077. MTP0060. NMMBP04094. NMMBP04201. NMMBP06306. NMMSTP00923. NMNSF00322. NMNSF00894. NMNSF00941. NMNSF01589. NTMP0150. NTMP0274. NTMP1074. NTMP1429. NTUM06872. NTUM07062.  
Common Name Silver pomfret; White pomfret 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body very deep, and compressed. Snout blunt, forehead arched slightly. Eye small, central, slightly shorter than snout. Mouth small, subterminal, curved downward posteriorly; barely reaching beyond anterior margin of eye. Operculum absent; gill opening reduced to a vertical slit on the side of the body; gill memberane broadly united to isthmus. Dorsal and anal fins subequal in size, originating behind pectoral-fin bases, both stiff and lobe-like anteriorly, preceded by a series of 5 to 10 blade-like spines with anterior and posterior points; dorsal-fin rays 37 to 43; anal-fin rays 34 to 43; pelvic fins absent. Caudal fin deeply forked, the lower lobe longer than the upper. Gray above grading to silvery white towards the belly, with small black dots all over the body. Fins are faintly yellow; vertical fin with dark edges.
habitats Inshore species, usually in schools over muddy bottoms, associated with fish species like Nemipterus and Leiognathus. Feeds on ctenophores, salps, medusae, and other zooplankton groups, Western populations spawn from late winter through the summer with pe 
Distribution Widespread in Indo-West Pacific from the Persian Gulf to Indonesia, north to Hokkaido, Japan. Extralimital captures have been made from the Adriatic and off Hawaii. It is found in western and northern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility Sold fresh in local markets or shipped frozen to urban centers. Used in Chinese medicine.