Classification: Chordata, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Teleostei, Elopomorpha, Crossognathiformes, Tseltafiidae.
Species: P. avus.
Size: About 15 centimetres long.
Known locations: Lebanon.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Several specimens.
Protobrama was named for the physical similarity to another genus of fish named Brama. Also known as Pomfrets, Brama are deep water fish that commonly go down to depths of a thousand meters. We cannot say for certain if Protobrama were fish that lived at such deep depths, but the physical similarity suggests that they fulfilled a similar ecological niche of a deep water carnivore of small marine creatures.