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SICKLE POMFRET MONCHONG
Inhabits open ocean depths from 150 to 3000 feet,
migrating toward the surface to feed on zooplankton at night.
Armor-like scales, white margin on caudal fin, plate-like ribs.
Indo-Pacific. Landed as bycatch by tuna longline vessels.
Excellent eating, with oily light flesh. Attains 24 inches &
24 pounds, 8 years.