Snubnose Pompano ( Trachinotus blochii )

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Common Name: Snubnose Pompano

Local Name: Permit,

Max Size110 cm

Biodiversity: Marine, Brackish, Reef Associated, Endemic

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

This is a species closely related to the Permit ( Trachinotus falcatus ) of the Atlantic.  It is often called Permit here however its correct name is Pompano.  This fish is found throughout the Indo Pacific where the juveniles school often along sandy shorelines, sandy or muddy bays and river mouths.  The adults tend to be more solitary and are more commonly found around coral reef and rocky reefs.  These fish feed primarily on mollusks and hard shelled invertebrates.  Great baits for these fish include hermit crabs, small sand crabs and other mussels and shells.

The fish pictured above was caught by Jun in Puerto Azul located in Cavite.

Posted on April 12, 2013, in Pompano. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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