(Latin: Hoplostethus atlanticus) refers to a New Zealand fish that is low in fat and has a firm white flesh and a mild flavor. They are usually captured in New Zealand and Australia and the primary consumers are United States, Europe, and Japan. Orange Roughy can be poached, baked, broiled or fried.
Orange roughy are a relatively new addition to the fishing industry. They were discovered in the early 1970's off the coast a of New Zealand and later off the coast of Australia, but New Zealand remains the worlds main supply of this fish. As a relatively expensive fish, it is sometimes replaced with oreo dory. The meat of orao dory is not as white as that of the orange roughy. The orange roughy grows to lengths of 30 to 40 cm (12 to 16 in).
Orange Roughy is called in other countries the following names:
French: Hoplostete orange
Spanish: Reloj Anaranjado
Russian: Okun Hoplostethus
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