Name: Protobrama ‭(‬First Brama‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pro-toe-brah-mah.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Actinopterygii,‭ ‬Neopterygii,‭ ‬Teleostei,‭ ‬Elopomorpha,‭ ‬Crossognathiformes,‭ ‬Tseltafiidae.
Species: P.‭ ‬avus.
Diet: Carnivore.
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.


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