Image: Brilliant Pomfret, Eumegistus illustris

Brilliant Pomfret, Eumegistus illustris

A Brilliant Pomfret caught on hook and line at a depth of 420 m, east of Moreton Island Queensland, 19 February 2012.

Matt Seddon
© Matt Seddon


The species can be recognised by a combination of characters that include the following.  It has a stocky body and its eye is positioned well away from the dorsal margin. The dorsal fin originates behind the pectoral fin base.  The dorsal and anal fins do not fold away into scaly sheaths.  The lateral line scales are larger than the other body scales.  The upper lip is not joined to the head near the snout tip.

Anon. 1994. Pomfret Resources of Australia. Australian Fisheries.  August 1994 supplement.

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