Orange roughy

  • From:
    New Zealand, Australia, Namibia, Northeast Atlantic
    Method:
    Wild, bottom trawl

The orange roughy is a long lived fish that grows slowly, matures late (~30 years) and lives up to 130 years. Orange roughy lives in very deep waters from 500-1500m worldwide, but is most abundant off the coasts of New Zealand, Australia, southwest Africa (Namibia) and in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. Individuals aggregate around prominent topographic features such as seamounts, particularly during spawning and feeding. This species is thought be an opportunistic predator, using currents and eddies around marine features to prey on prawns, squid, and small fishes.

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  • Sushi Name(s)n/a
  • Common Name(s)Slimehead
  • Scientific Name(s)Hoplostethus atlanticus