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Old 02-19-2012, 07:21 AM   #11
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Aha! You're thinking of tilapia. Very popular in the US because it's so mild.

Triggerfish are found worldwide, as far as I know. There are several members of the family. The one I'm talking about is the Queen Triggerfish, found in the Atlantic, with a range from North Carolina to Brazil.

They're called triggerfish because when they raise their dorsal fin the first spine locks in place. If you touch the second spine like a trigger, however, it releases the locking action.

The Queen Triggerfish is found primarily on, and near, reefs, where it dines on barnacles, which is what gives it its sweet flavor.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:37 AM   #12
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@ Historic Foodie: Yes ! That is it ! Thanks Alot.

@ Historic Foodie,

Yes, that is it ... thanx alot ...

Is this an Atlantic variety or a Pacific or Caribe ?

Appreciate.

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Old 02-19-2012, 10:15 AM   #13
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You mean the tilapia?

It's actually a chiclid, which most people think of as aquarium fish. They are found worldwide, with about 22 species, ranging in size from mere ounces to about five pounds.

I believe (but don't know for sure) that the commercial tilapia sold in America is farm raised.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:49 PM   #14
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Historic Foodie: Yes, Irealised itīs Fresh water variety

Thanks for all your info. Appreciate it very much.

It is unusual, however, it is a Latin root name, and thus, is same in Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

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