Captured Species
View what other people say about this fish

  Photo

  Names

Illustrations by Chris Van Dusen
Images Courtesy of Seafood Business Magazine

  Latin: Genypterus spp.

French: Abadeche du Cap

German: Kingklip

Spanish: Rosada del Cabo

Russian: Kingkleep

Japanese: Kingukuripu

  Description

There are four commercially available varieties of the kingklip; red, golden, black, and south. All four varieties are similarly shaped, and on the outside differ mainly in the color of their skin. The name of the variety, in most cases, indicates the overall hue of the fish. Buyers should be aware that the more expensive red and golden varieties can be substituted with the cheaper black variety. Black kingklip meat is lighter, larger, and firmer than the meat of its more expensive cousins.

Markets

Commercial Aspects

 Exporting Countries
Capture:
Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa

Primary Consumers
United States, Japan, Spain, France, Canada, South America

-----

 The Global Supply

 

Do you know something about this fish that is not on this page or do you have a story or any insight regarding this fish? Share it with us and the rest of the world. Add your comment about this fish here


Home | What is Aquaculture? | Important commercial aquaculture species? | Influential countries | Environmental concerns of aquaculture | Diseases in aquaculture | Trends in aquaculture | Other Miscellaneous Items