Seafood Guide - Round Fish / Warmwater

Barracuda

Barracuda

A long, thin fish known by the French as ‘Brochet De Mer’ (Sea Pike) due to its appearance, but the sweet tasting, flaky flesh is something else! They range in size from 2-8kg, and are a

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Barramundi

Barramundi

Similar to a large wild Sea Bass, and also known as Giant Sea Perch, though Barramundi has darker markings, and heavier scales. It’s a highly prized fish, especially in Australia, where wild

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Croakers/Drums/Jewfish

All species from the family Sciaenidae should be marketed under one of these three names. Also known as Mulloway in Australia, these species tend to resemble Perch or Sea Bass, and some make a

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Emperors

Like Sea Breams, there are many different Emperors. They look a lot like Snappers, and are closely related, the difference being Emperors are species from the family Lethrinidae and Snappers are

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Gilt Head bream

Gilt Head bream

The most popular, and highly regarded of the Sea Breams is the Gilt Head Bream (also known as Royal Bream). According to Greek mythology, Gilt Head Bream was considered sacred to Aphrodite – the

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Groupers

Groupers

A rounder and fatter fish than most exotics, Groupers are under-rated fish, found in most tropical waters but usually imported from the Red Sea, the Seychelles, West coasts of Africa and

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Jobfish

Jobfish are all species of Aphareus, Aprion and Pristipomoides. Varieties include Goldband Jobfish and Job Jaune. They are generally thinner than a Snapper, but the flesh and taste is similar, and

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John Dory

John Dory

Often named St Peter’s fish (St Pierre in France, Janitore in Spain), as he is alleged to be the origin of the distinctive dark ‘thumbprint’ (or spot) on its side as a thank you for some

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Monkfish

Monkfish

An ugly fish, which has a huge head, accounting for half the fish’s weight. However, there is inner beauty inside! Usually only the tails are sold, and range from 350g to 4kg. Once skinned,

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Parrotfish

Parrotfish

The best-looking fish in the sea – its name perfectly suiting its appearance. A kaleidoscope of greens, blues and purples, it has large scales, each with contrasting coloured edges – if

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Moonfish/Opah

Also known as Opah, Moonfish is a stunning looking fish – round, with a thin body like Pomfret, with striking blue and pink skin with red fins. It can grow up to 100kg, living at depths of

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Pomfret

An unusual looking fish, thin and round-shaped with black or silver skin. They are often found in the Indian Ocean, and are usually available around 500g. Pomfret is one of the most prized fish in

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Red Mullet

Red Mullet

A great looking fish, with a mix of orange, red and pink coloured skin. Not a large fish, ranging in size from 200g to 1kg, but has a big flavour, which comes from its diet of crustaceans. Larger

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Sea Bass

Sea Bass

In the wild they are found from the Mediterranean up as far as the English Channel and Southerly parts of the North Sea in spring and summer, grow up to 7kg, and are a prize catch, especially when

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Sea Breams

There is a wide range of Sea Breams out there, some do find their way up the Gulf Stream to the south coast, but the majority are fished in the Mediterranean and in the Atlantic off the coast of

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Wrasse

A distant relative of Parrot Fish, the two are similar and can be confused. Despite around 500 species, Wrasse are more difficult to find and don’t have as much flavour, particularly when caught

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