also called fry or barramundi, is a species of marine fish belonging to the Carangidae family widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific region from east Africa in the west to the Hawaiian Islands, in the East is distributed north of Japan and south to Australia. Distribution of Vietnam is mainly in the Gulf of Tonkin, Central, Eastern and Southwest.
Mercury fish live in coastal areas such as bays and reefs, hunting small fish and crustaceans. By the breeding season, the fish can lay 161,000 eggs. Common English name Yellow tail scad, Travelly, Shortbodied mackerel, Yellow scad Australian market name Yellowtail scad Japanese name Mabuta-shima-aji, Mate-aji Spanish name Jurel rabo. amarillo
Size 150–200 mm. The body is oval, relatively long. The back and waist are well arched. Body length is 2.9-3.3 times of body height, equal to 3.5-3.7 times of head length. The dorsal fins are separate, the anal fin is symmetrical with the second dorsal fin, the last rays of these fins are longer than the previous dorsal rays as the separate auxiliary fins. The pectoral fins are small, elongated, extending beyond the starting point of the lateral line. The upper half of the body has reddish brown horizontal bands. The angle on the gillbone has a large black spot. Dorsal and caudal fins pale yellow.
Mercury fish is a very delicious fish, so it is used as a food to prepare many dishes such as fried fish with lemongrass and chili is a very new and strange dish. Some other dishes from mercury fish such as mixed fried mercury fish They are economically valuable species, harvest year-round, can be eaten fresh, dried.
In Viet Nam
In Vietnam, mercury fish is widely exploited in the waters of Vung Tau, Ben Tre and Kien Giang, and in Phu Quoc, there is a similar size of bivalve mercury in this species. The recipe is similar to the fish only. Although mercury is not a common food, it has a fairly simple way of processing