Deepwater redfish (Okiakauo)

A photo of Deepwater redfish redfish (Okiakauo)

The appearance of Deepwater redfish redfish (Okiakauo)

Common name: Deepwater redfish, Beaked redfish, Deepwater rosefish, Ocean perch, Redfish, Deepwater rockfish, Atlantic ocean perch, Norway haddock

Japanese name: Okiakauo (沖赤魚)

Scientific name: Sebastes mentella Travin, 1951

Nigiri sushi detail: Deepwater redfish (Okiakauo) Nigiri sushi


Deepwater redfish (Okiakauo) is distributed in southern Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen, the northern North Sea, the southwestern Barents Sea off the Scandinavian Peninsula, and elsewhere. It is found at depths of 300 to 1000 m. It reaches up to 60 cm. It is difficult to distinguish between deepwater redfish (Okiakauo) and beaked redfish (Chihiroakauo), and they are generally referred to collectively as beaked redfish.

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