Flathead pomfret, Taractes asper, in Mercado dos Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira
I photographed this pomfret, Taractes asper, in the Municipal fish market, Mercado dos Lavradores, in central Funchal, Madeira.
This species, which an FAO publication calls 'flathead pomfret' and the Collins Pocket Guide to Fish of Britain & Europe calls 'rough pomfret', has a shorter pectoral fin (less than 36% of standard length) than Taractes rubescens.
The first few anal fin rays are also much longer than the same rays in Taractes rubescens.
Taractes asper also doesn't posses the raised ridge of scales on the caudal peduncle.
File No. 31-511
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From European fish captured by commercial & recreational fishermen