The sweetfish is an amphidromous fish and a relative of the smelts. Native to the Palearctic ecozone, they are found in rivers, lakes, and coastal waters of western Hokkaidō in Japan southward to the Korean Peninsula, China, and Taiwan. The name “sweetfish” is due to the sweetness of its flesh. In reference to its typical […]

Alternate name for chirashi-sushi.


A scallop is a marine bivalve mollusk found in all of the world’s oceans. Many scallops are highly prized as a food source. Some scallops are valued for their brightly colored shells. The name “scallop” originated from the ancient Canaanite sea port Ascalon (modern city of Ashkelon, Israel). Like the true oysters, scallops have a […]


The swordfish is named after its sharp bill resembling a sword, which together with its streamlined physique allows it to cut through the water with great ease and agility. Contrary to belief the “sword” is not used to spear, but instead may be used to slash at its prey in order to injure the prey […]


Sillago is one of three genera in the family Sillaginidae containing the smelt-whitings, and contains 29 species, making Sillago the only non-monotypic genus in the family. Distinguishing among Sillago species can be difficult, with many similar in appearance and colour, forcing the use of swim bladder morphology as a definitive feature. All whiting species are […]

Snow Crab

Chionoecetes is a genus of crabs that live in the cold waters of the northern Pacific and Atlantic Oceans [1]. Other names for crabs in this genus include “queen crab” (in Canada) and “spider crab” – they are known by different names in different areas of the world. Yeongdeok great crab, Chionoecetes opilio The generic […]


A halibut is a type of flatfish from the family of the right-eye flounders. This name is derived from haly (holy) and butt (flat fish), alleged to be called so from being commonly eaten on holy-days. Halibut live in both the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans and are highly regarded food fish.

Spanish Mackerel

The Atlantic Spanish mackerel, Scomberomorus maculatus, is a migratory species of mackerel that swims to northern Gulf of Mexico in spring, return to south Florida in eastern gulf, and to Mexico in western gulf in fall.

Sea Urchin

Sea urchins are small, globular, spiny sea creatures, composing most of class Echinoidea. They are found in oceans all over the world. Their shell, or “test”, is round and spiny, typically from 3 to 10 cm across. Common colors include black and dull shades of green, olive, brown, purple, and red. They move slowly, feeding […]