Scientific Name – Nemipterus japonicus
|Arabic||أبرميس زعانف سُليكية ياباني|
Also called Japanese threadfin bream, they inhabit the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. They are abundant in the coastal waters and are usually found in sandy bottoms. They swim as schools and feed on small fishes, mollusks, and crustaceans. The male Japanese threadfin bream are larger in size. They have distinct sun-yellow stripes on their body.
The meat is white, mild and lean. They have sharp bones and hence care is needed while eating the gravy-cooked fish. It can be steamed, pan-fried, deep-fried and also baked.
One serving size of 100g of Japanese threadfin bream can give 17g of protein, 5g of fat and a range of vitamins and minerals. This fish is very rich in Vitamin A and hence is touted as good for eye health.