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Brama japonica (Bigtooth pomfret; Pacific pomfret; Pomfret; Ray's bream)

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Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)[2]
Lamna ditropis (Salmon shark)[4]
Phoebastria nigripes (Black-footed Albatross)[5]



Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; East Bering Sea; East China Sea; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Gulf of Alaska; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Mexico; Nicaragua; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific Ocean: Japan to Bering Sea, and south to Peru. Reported from the Philippines (Ref. 6956) and Taiwan (Ref. 5193). Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Western Central; Panama; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Philippines; Russian Federation; Sea of Japan; Sogod Bay; South China Sea; Taiwan; USA (contiguous states); Verde Island Passage; Viet Nam; West Bering Sea; Yellow Sea;

External References



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1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Watanabe, H., Kubodera, T. and Kawahara, S. (2006), Summer feeding habits of the Pacific pomfret Brama japonica in the transitional and subarctic waters of the central North Pacific. Journal of Fish Biology, 68: 1436–1450
4Predation by Salmon Sharks (Lamna ditropis) on Pacific Salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) in the North Pacific Ocean, Kazuya Nagasawa, NPAFC Bulletin No. 1 pp. 419-433 (1998)
5Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels –
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London