IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: pompano (English), pámpano (Espanol)
Trachinotus kennedyi Steindachner, 1876

Black-blotch pompano,     Silver pompano

Body and head very deep, compressed; very blunt, broadly rounded snout; top jaw extendible; jaw teeth, if present, in narrow bands; gill rakers (excluding rudiments) short 15-19;  dorsal fin with VI short, stout, semi-isolated spines (1st  often imbedded) before main part of fin; dorsal rays VI + I, 17-19; anal rays II + I, 16-17; dorsal & anal fins without isolated finlets behind, with short pointed lobes at front; base of anal about same length as that of soft dorsal; pectoral fin < head length; tail base without notches above & below;  lateral line slightly arched over pectoral region; no scutes (hard, spiny scales) on lateral line; body scales oval.

Silver, sometimes golden or bronzy tinge, especially on freshly dead specimens; large black blotch on the inner pectoral fin base.

Size: to 73 cm, common to 40 cm.

Demersal; common in estuaries.

Depth: 0-72 m.

Central Baja and the SW and central eastern Gulf of California to Peru   


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