Pompano (African)

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Длиннопёрый алектис, Pompano (African), Alectis ciliaris

Длиннопёрый алектис, Pompano (African), Alectis ciliaris

World Record ~ 50 Lbs 8 oz. (25,02 кг) at Daytona Beach, FL on Apr. 21, 1990 by angler Tom Sargent

Scientific name ~ Alectis ciliaris
Other names ~
Cuban Jack, Atlantic threadfin, Pennantfish, Threadfin Mirrorfish, Trevally 
Identification ~
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 scaleless.
Size ~
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 30 pounds.
Habitat ~ 
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.
Feeding Habits ~
African Pompano feed on slow moving crustaceans , small crab, and occasionally small fish.

Recreational fishery

The fighting prowess and good table fare attract anglers to the species in many parts of the world, with easily accessed areas such as Florida having a strong recreational fishery for the species, as well as more remote areas such as Thailand and a number of Pacific and Indian Ocean islands.

Tackle for larger fish must be robust, with 50 lb line on a large overhead or threadline type reel needed to prevent the fish from taking cover in underwater structure on its first run, especially on reefs and wrecks. Smaller fish are often taken on light tackle, often requiring a skilled angler to be able to land the fish in these situations. They can be caught on both bait and lures, with small live baitfish or large prawns the choice of baits rigged on strong gauge hooks. Lures are often jigs or streamers worked on deep reefs and wrecks, although they have been known to take a trolled lure or rigged bait. In rare cases, they have even been known to hit saltwater flies on sinking lines and poppers at the surface.

The recognized record for a recreationally caught African pompano is 18.8 kg. In Florida, the species has a minimum size limit of 24 inches and only two fish are allowed per vessel per day.

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