With the coming of winter, the Fish Market at Parche inside the Shizuoka JR Station is always a great place to make new discoveries and and also find more about the fish regularly caught in Shizuoka Prefecture!
First of all, it is always a good idea to check the “mixed batch of the day”!
Houbou/方々: red gurnard, red robin.
Inada/イナダ: Young Buri/鰤/Yellowtail.
Isaki/伊佐木、伊佐幾、鶏魚: chicken grunt.
Koshyo (Koshiodai)/胡椒鯛: crescent sweetlips.
Mejina/眼仁奈: largescale blackfish.
Kurodai/黒鯛: Japanese black porgy.
Suzuki/鱸: Japanese seabass, Japanese dace.
Kasago/笠子、瘡魚: False kelpfish, Marbled rockfish.
Shiratai/白鯛: white snapper.
Kawahagi/皮剥: filefish, leather jacket.
Anago/穴子/: conger eel (not from Shizuoka, but from Miyazaki Prefecture)
impressive Suzuki/鱸: Japanese seabass, Japanese dace!
Let’s look around for some unusual species first!
Now, what are those vivid red prawns?
Tougarashi Ebi/唐辛子海老/Red chili prawns!
Actually, it is a variety of large prawn/Botan ebi/牡丹海老 found in Suruga Bay!
Now, what are those beautiful red fish in the same bucket as mackerels?
Aka saba/赤サバ/Red mackerels?
Actually, it is called so only in Suruga Bay and Kanto area. The English name is “Bonnetmouth/Pacific Bonnetmouth”. In other areas of japan it is called “Hachibiki/葉血引”!
Alright, let’s look at the more common species found in ur Prefecture!
What is this shellfish?
Asari/浅利/Japanese littleneck, Manila clam!
Akaika/赤烏賊: red squid
Splendid long silvery fish!
Tachiuo/太刀魚、魛: scabbard fish, cutlass fish!
Aka kasago/赤笠子、赤瘡魚: rockfish, marbled rockfish, scorpionfish!
Madai/真鯛: Japanese seabream!
Karasudai/烏鯛：another name for Ishidai/石鯛: striped beakfish, barred knifejaw！
Top: Madai/真鯛: Japanese seabream!
Bottom: Azukihata/小豆羽太, another name for Kijihata/雉羽太(also called Akou/茂魚,石茂魚): redspotted grouper!
Again, Madai/真鯛: Japanese seabream!
Himekari/姫光: a rare deep sea fish found in Suruga Bay near Numazu City
Onikasago/鬼笠子、鬼瘡魚: Devil scorpion fish!
Akahata/赤羽太: Blacktip grouper!
Higetara/髭鱈: snubnose brotula!
Kuro Mebaru/黒眼張、黒眼張魚、黒鮴/Black Japanese sea perch!
Aka Shitabirame/赤舌平目: Red sole
Kaiwari/貝割: whitefin trevally!
Top: Kasago/笠子、瘡魚: False kelpfish, Marbled rockfish
Bottom: Akahata/赤羽太: an expensive variety of red grouper, epinephelus fasciatus
See you there again soon!
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