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~ 50 Lbs 8 oz. at Daytona Beach, FL on Apr. 21, 1990 by angler Tom
~ Alectis Ciliaris
~ Cuban Jack, Atlantic threadfin, Pennantfish, Threadfin Mirrorfish,
~ The African Pompano is characterized by its silver, highly compressed
body with a light blue tinge and a steep rounded forehead with a blunt
snout. It has high anal fin and dorsal fin front lobes with very long
anal fin and dorsal fin rays, which diminish with age, an arched lateral
line, long curved pectoral fins, and no rear finlets. The body is
~ It is reported to reach a length of 5-feet but are normally in the 18
to 24 inch range. Most angler caught African Pompano are between 20 and
~ The African Pompano is
found in the first 200 to 300 feet of the water column over sandy
bottoms adjacent to or over to rocky reefs. They can also be found
around wrecks or underwater structures. The African Pompano is found
worldwide in tropical seas. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA and
Bermuda to Santos, Brazil; throughout the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of
Mexico. Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Congo.
~ African Pompano feed on slow moving crustaceans , small crab, and
occasionally small fish.