Tarakihi

Tarakihi

Scientific Name: Nemadactylus macropterus.
Also known as: Ocean Bream (New Zealand), Morwong, Jackass Fish (Australia), Shimakurodai (Japan).
Characteristics: White flesh, medium to firm texture. Suited to all cooking methods.
Description: Deep bodies and laterally compressed. Colour varies from silvery with a blue-green sheen, to silvery black. Distinctive black shoulder band. Moderate scales. Average length is 30-40cm, average weight 1.8kg.
Main Season: Generally available all year round.