TThis Indo west Pacific region occupant is found from Australia to Japan and from Africa to Borneo. The intensity of black colour differs for most varieties, where some are much dark in comparison to others. Even though it is one of the most commercial species there is no danger of it getting endangered. The Black pomfret can grow to a length of a maximum 29 inches. Its flesh stays together and can be easily used for any form of wet cooking too. Overall too you can consider it as a very good fish for cooking.
The Black pomfret has very tiny scales on its body and thus it is easy to scrape them off before preparing for cooking. Taste of the black pomfret is quite mild and not bland at all. You would notice a dark strip under its skin but that does not harm the taste of the fish. While cooking its skin shrinks thus making it perfect for being used for baking or steaming.
TYou would find the black pomfret in the Asian markets. Their basic size varies from anywhere between 8 to 11 inches and 5 to 7 inches. Mostly the small fish are stored in bags while the larger ones are frozen packed on foam trays.