Black pomfrets live in coastal waters off Middle East, South Asia, and SouthEast Asia. Fish of this family are characterized by their flat body, forked tail fin and long pectoral fins. Black Pomfret are usually silver/white in color, with few small scales. They can grow up to 4-6 kg (8–13 lb). however, due to overfishing, specimens weighing less than 1 kg (2 lb) are more commonly seen.