black sea bass Substitutes: cod OR red snapper OR rockfish OR tilefish OR grouper
onaga See red snapper.
red snapper = onaga Substitutes: sea bass OR rockfish OR grouper OR halibut OR pompano OR lemonfish OR sole (more delicate) OR flounder (more delicate) OR cod (more delicate) OR orange roughy (more delicate) OR catfish
rockfish Substitutes: red snapper (firmer texture) OR sea bass OR halibut OR perch OR ocean perch (stronger flavor) OR porgy OR cod
taape = ta'ape = blue-lined snapper = blue-stripe snapper Notes: This beautiful fish was introduced to Hawaii in 1958, and it multiplied so quickly that it's now crowding out some native species. Buying this fish helps prod fishermen to rid Hawaiian waters of this nuisance. It's a tasty fish, too, though there's concern that some of these fish may carry ciguatera, a toxin that affects certain reef fish.
Copyright © 1996-2005 Lori Alden. Photos adapted from U.S. Government photos, except for the taape picture.