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Ray
This kite-shaped flat fish has edible fins. The flesh is firm, white, and sweet; similar to the texture and taste of scallop.
Red Perch
This important commercial fish is a member of the rockfish group. Also known as "ocean perch," although it is not a true perch.
Red Snapper
This is the most popular of a few hundred species of snapper. It is a firm-textured saltwater fish. Some species of rockfish and tilefish are also called snappers, but are not.
Redeye Salmon
Prized for canning, the sockeye salmon has a firm, red flesh. Also known as the "sockeye salmon."
Redfish
This important commercial fish is a member of the rockfish group. Also known as "ocean perch," although it is not a true perch.
Redhead
A saltwater fish belonging to the wrasse family. Also called "California Sheesphead." Its meat is white, tender, and lean.
Rockfish
A low-fat fish of the Pacific Coast. There are two categories: the elongated varieties are milder and softer, and include Yellowtail and Goldeneye. The more full-flavored deep-bodied types More…
Roe
A seafood delicacy with two varieties: "Hard roe" is the female fish's eggs. "Soft roe" (also called "white roe") is the milt (male reproductive glands filled More…
Rohu
(Labeo rohita) (Kannadi kendai) Found in coastal waters, estuaries and lagoons, in clear to turbid water . A diadromous fish, inhabiting rivers before returning to the estuaries to spawn. A More…
Rosefish
This important commercial fish is a member of the rockfish group. Also known as "ocean perch," although it is not a true perch.
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