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Croakers Live – Perciformes

length: 100 cm; weight: 15 kg; production season: extracted for research purposes only

Habitat

Live croakers live mainly in tropical and subtropical zones of the basins of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, and only a few representatives of the family occur in temperate regions. There are no croakers live in the Red sea, the Seychelles Islands, in Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and in the Azores. In the waters of Bermuda are inhabited only by a single species. At the same time two species Sciaena umbra and Umbrina penetrated through the Mediterranean sea and the Marmara sea in inland low-salinity seas – Black and Azov.

General information

Croaker largemouth – marine fish squad okuneobraznyh.

Croakers live has about 150 species. It is a valuable food in relation to fish. In the product names gorbyleva fish we have known umbrina, slabs, otolith (fish the captain).

Typical predators are species belonging to the genus Croaker-captain (Pseudotolithus). All representatives of this genus have an oblong body, resembling a perch. The jaws are strong, sharp teeth klinovidnye. Mouth terminal, large. Color is usually silver, sometimes gold. Spinarama, and white belly. In some species the sides are oblique rows of dark dots, often coalescing into wavy lines.

An interesting feature of many gorbyleva fish is the ability to make sounds with, possibly, signal significance. These sounds are produced as a result of the contraction of the muscles surrounding the swim bladder, which plays the role of resonator.

Nutritional value

Due to its high taste qualities of meat of Croaker largemouth valued at the fish markets of all countries. The fat content of meat varies considerably – from 0.3 to 3.2%. Protein contains 17,7-20,4%.

Culinary use

All croakers live, especially the Croaker largemouth, fish-the captain and umbrina is a very valuable and popular fish. They are almost totally devoid of “marine” odor and taste, Recalling nutritional properties of their meat the traditional fish of our inland waters.

Recipes

Steak of Croaker (fish-captain)

1 kg. fish, 1/2 Cup vegetable oil, 4 tablespoons bread crumbs, horseradish, pepper and salt to taste.

Fish fillets cut into large pieces, repel, salt and pepper, to book my in breadcrumbs and fry. Ready steak sprinkled with grated horseradish, finely chopped parsley and dill and serve with fried potatoes or mashed potatoes.

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