Threadfish, Cuban jack, Flechudo, Atlantic threadﬁn, Pennantﬁsh, Threadﬁn mirrorﬁsh, Trevally
The African Pompano can be distinguished by its silver color with bluish green painted on its back. The back end of the fish is almost triangular in shape and the front is blunted with a steep forehead. Mature adults tend to elongate over time whereas the juvenile African Pompano starts out rather compact. Common amongst African Pompano’s are dark blotches on the tail and fins.
Habitat & Behaviour
African Pompanos can be found at moderate depth close to structures such as reefs, wrecks and rocks. African Pompanos, though a solitary adult fish, can sometimes be found in larger schools.
The African Pompano often dines on a variety of crustaceans, shrimp and occasionally small fish depending on the maturity of the fish.
Nothing in particular to harm you. Grab by tail or gaff by head. Be careful of sharp fins on larger fish.