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Food Hirame ヒラメ

Hirame (平目) is the Japanese term for halibut or flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus. It is prized in particular for its engawa fillets (the base of the dorsal and anal fins).

The olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus), bastard halibut or Japanese flatfish, is a temperate marine species of large-tooth flounder native to the North-western Pacific Ocean. It is the highest-valued finfish in the world, known to be excellent for aquaculture due to its rapid growth rate and popularity. It reaches a length of 103 cm and a weight of 9 kilograms. In 2017, its genome and transcriptome were sequenced as a model to study flatfish asymmetry.

Kanji: 平目
Kana: ヒラメ
Romaji: hirame

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