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A pomfret is a type of fish. The genus is Stromateus , and it is native to Southern Europe and Asia. It is a fairly important food fish in some parts of the world, especially Asia. There are two species of pomfret which are often consumed, the Silver Pomfret (Pampus argenteus) and the Black Pomfret (Parastromateus niger).
Pomfret in Literature
The pomfret is referred to in Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children, particularly in the chapter "Methwold," where he talks about how the pomfret went into decline as a driver of the economy of Bombay.
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