寿司ネタ Sushi Ingredients

Glossary (JP/EN)

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JapaneseCommon Names
Nagabudai
ナガブダイ
ながぶだい
Bicolor parrotfish, half and half parrotfish, redlipped parrot, ember parrotfish, blackvein parrotfish, redlip parrotfish
Naga-buna
ナガーブナ
ながーぶな
Round crucian carp, native carp, golden carp, goldfish, crucian carp, carp, prussian carp
Nagachigodara
ナガチゴダラ
ながちごだら
Jordan's cod
Nagameichi
ナガメイチ
ながめいち
Bluespotted seabream, blue-spotted large-eye bream
Nagamenuke
ナガメヌケ
ながめぬけ
Light dusky rockfish, dusky rockfish
Nagaoomehata
ナガオオメハタ
ながおおめはた
Splendid seabass
Nagasakifuedai
ナガサキフエダイ
ながさきふえだい
Sharptooth jobfish, goldband snapper, goldbanded jobfish
Nagatachikamasu
ナガタチカマス
ながたちかます
Blacksail snake mackerel, black snoek, slender snoek
Nagatenguhagimodoki
ナガテングハギモドキ
ながてんぐはぎもどき
Elongate unicornfish, slender unicornfish, slender unicorn
Nagayumetachimodoki
ナガユメタチモドキ
ながゆめたちもどき
Anzac frost-fish, razorback scabbardfish
Nairupa-chi
ナイルパーチ
ないるぱーち
Victoria perch, nile perch, african snook
Nairuterapia
ナイルテラピア
ないるてらぴあ
Mozambique tilapia, nile tilapia, tilapia
Nakkan
ナッカン
なっかん
Pacific rudderfish
Namako
ナマコ
なまこ
Sea cucumbers
Namazu
ナマズ
なまず
Japanese catfish, amur catfish
Namemongara
ナメモンガラ
なめもんがら
Crosshatch triggerfish, blue-throat trigger, redtail triggerfish
Namerabera
ナメラベラ
なめらべら
Ring wrasse, ringed slender wrasse, ringwrasse
Namerafugu
ナメラフグ
なめらふぐ
Purple puffer
Namiaitoragisu
ナミアイトラギス
なみあいとらぎす
Bigscale duckbill
Namidafugu
ナミダフグ
なみだふぐ
Orange-spotted toadfish
Namida-houzukiika
ナミダーホウズキイカ
なみだーほうずきいか
Melancholy cranch squid
Namifuedai
ナミフエダイ
なみふえだい
Blubberlip snapper, maori seaperch, maori snapper, blue-spotted sea-perch, tropical snapper, maori bream
Namihata
ナミハタ
なみはた
Specklefin grouper, specklefin rockcod, whitestreaked grouper, white-streaked grouper, speckled-fin rockcod, wavy-lined rock-cod, lace-finned rock-cod, speckle-finned cod, white-speckled grouper
Namisuzumedai
ナミスズメダイ
なみすずめだい
Whitebelly damsel, yellowbelly devil, white-breasted sergeant-major, whitebelly devil, whitebelly damselfish, golden-scaled damsel-fish, white-breasted sergeant, yellowbelly damselfish
Nankyokunyuudouika
ナンキョクニュウドウイカ
なんきょくにゅうどういか
Smooth hooked squid
Nankyoku-yatsudeika
ナンキョクーヤツデイカ
なんきょくーやつでいか
Rough-skin octopus squid
Nanukazame
ナヌカザメ
なぬかざめ
Draughtsboard shark, blotchy swell shark
Nan'youbudai
ナンヨウブダイ
なんようぶだい
Heavybeak parrotfish, steephead parrotfish, blunt-head parrotfish, pacific steephead parrotfish
Nan'youchinu
ナンヨウチヌ
なんようちぬ
Goldsilk seabream
Nan'youkaiwari
ナンヨウカイワリ
なんようかいわり
False bluefin trevally, thicklip trevally, island trevally, socorro jack, yellowspot trevally, yellowspotted jack, island jack
Nan'youkinme
ナンヨウキンメ
なんようきんめ
Cuvier's berycid fish, imperador, longfinned beryx, red bream
Nan'yousayori
ナンヨウサヨリ
なんようさより
Yellowtip halfbeak, lutke's halfbeak
Nanyoutsubameou
ナニョウツバメオウ
なにょうつばめおう
Dusky batfish, narrowbanded batfish, batfish, orbiculate batfish, cooper batfish, narrow-banded batfish, sicklefish, orbicular batfish, round batfish
Narutobiei
ナルトビエイ
なるとびえい
Longheaded eagle ray, naru eagle ray
Nashi-fugu
ナシーフグ
なしーふぐ
Pear puffer, purple puffer, purple pufferfish
Nashifugu
ナシフグ
なしふぐ
Pear puffer, purple puffer, purple pufferfish
Natanebora
ナタネボラ
なたねぼら
Sand mullet, haarder, striped mullet, sea mullet, callifaver mullet, black true mullet, poddy mullet, hardgut mullet, gray mullet, grey mullet, flathead mullet, river mullet, springer, hardgut river mullet, black mullet, common grey mullet, bully mullet, mullet, common mullet, poddies, mangrove mullet, bully, flathead grey mullet
Natsu-hirame
ナツーヒラメ
なつーひらめ
Gulf flounder, fluke, summer flounder
Na-tsumeika
ナーツメイカ
なーつめいか
Bathyal deepsea squid
Nebokke
ネボッケ
ねぼっけ
Atka mackerel, okhotsk atka mackerel
Negi
ネギ
ねぎ
Bunching onion, long green onion, welsh onion, spring onion, japanese bunching onion
Nekozame
ネコザメ
ねこざめ
Japanease bullhead shark, japanese bullhead shark, port jackson shark, bull-head shark
Nemuribuka
ネムリブカ
ねむりぶか
Blunt-head shark, light-tip shark, blunthead shark, reef whitetip, whitetip shark, whitetip reef shark
Nenbutsudai
ネンブツダイ
ねんぶつだい
Blacktip cardinalfish, half-lined cardinal
Nettaihiiragi
ネッタイヒイラギ
ねったいひいらぎ
Orangetipped ponyfish, orange-tip pony-fish, orangefin slipmouth, orange ponyfish, orangefin ponyfish
Neu
ネウ
ねう
Fat greenling
Nezumifugu
ネズミフグ
ねずみふぐ
Spotted porcupine, porcupinefish, black-spotted porcupine-fish, spot-fin porcupinefish, porcupine fish, giant porcupinefish
Nezumiginpo
ネズミギンポ
ねずみぎんぽ
Longsnout prickleback
Nezumigochi
ネズミゴチ
ねずみごち
Horn dragonet
Nezumizame
ネズミザメ
ねずみざめ
Porbeagle, salmon shark
Nibe
ニベ
にべ
Honnibe croaker, nibe croaker
Nigisu
ニギス
にぎす
Deep sea smelt, deepsea smelt, deep-sea smelt
Nigoi
ニゴイ
にごい
Barbel steed
Nigoro-buna
ニゴローブナ
にごろーぶな
Round crucian carp, native carp, golden carp, goldfish, crucian carp, carp, prussian carp
Nigorobuna
ニゴロブナ
にごろぶな
Round crucian carp, native carp, golden carp, goldfish, crucian carp, carp, prussian carp
Nihon'unagi
ニホンウナギ
にほんうなぎ
Japanese eel
Nihon-unagi
ニホンーウナギ
にほんーうなぎ
Japanese eel
Nihon'yamorizame
ニホンヤモリザメ
にほんやもりざめ
Broadfin sawtail catshark
Nijiginpo
ニジギンポ
にじぎんぽ
Weed blenny, shorthead sabretooth blenny, shorthead fangblenny, short-headed sabre-tooth, short-headed sabretooth blenny
Nijihagi
ニジハギ
にじはぎ
Spoted box crab, striped surgeon, bluebanded, lined surgeonfish, blue-lined surgeonfish, striped surgeonfish, zebra surgeonfish, clown surgeonfish, bluelined surgeonfish, lined surgeon, blue-banded surgeonfish, striped tang
Nijihata
ニジハタ
にじはた
Flagtail cod, flagtail rockcod, darkfin hind, flag-tailed rockcod, duskyfin hind, chevron rock-cod
Niji-masu
ニジーマス
にじーます
Coast angel trout, redband, bow, rainbow, hardhead, rainbow trout, salmon trout, kamloops trout, kamloops, coast range trout, trout, summer salmon, steelhead, steelhead trout
Nijimasu
ニジマス
にじます
Coast angel trout, redband, bow, rainbow, hardhead, rainbow trout, salmon trout, kamloops trout, kamloops, coast range trout, trout, summer salmon, steelhead, steelhead trout
Nijousaba
ニジョウサバ
にじょうさば
Doublelined mackerel, doubleline mackerel, scad mackerel, double-lined mackerel
Nikkou-iwana
ニッコウーイワナ
にっこうーいわな
Nikkō char
Nikkouiwana
ニッコウイワナ
にっこういわな
Whitespotted char, east siberian char, headspotted char, honshu char, japanese char
Ninojitobiuo
ニノジトビウオ
にのじとびうお
Cuvier's flying fish, black-finned flying-fish, mirrorwing flyingfish, mirrorfinned flying-fish
Niseaka-ika
ニセアカーイカ
にせあかーいか
Orangeback flying squid
Nisefuuraichouchouuo
ニセフウライチョウチョウウオ
にせふうらいちょうちょううお
Line butterflyfish, lined butterfly, lined butterflyfish, new-moon coral-fish
Nisekaeruuo
ニセカエルウオ
にせかえるうお
Coral blenny, reef blenny, smooth-lipped blenny, edentulate blenny, toothless blenny, rippled blenny, rippled rockskipper
Nisekanranhagi
ニセカンランハギ
にせかんらんはぎ
Ornate surgeonfish, pencilled surgeon, palani, dussumier's surgeonfish, hawaiian surgeonfish, pencil surgeonfish, eyestripe surgeonfish, pencilled surgeonfish
Nisekurohoshifuedai
ニセクロホシフエダイ
にせくろほしふえだい
Dory snapper, black-spot snapper, long-spot snapper, finger-mark bream, moses perch, black-spot sea perch, blackspot snapper
Nise-matsuika
ニセーマツイカ
にせーまついか
Golden arrow squid, lesser flying squid
Nisetakasago
ニセタカサゴ
にせたかさご
Marr's fusilier, bigtail fusilier, bananafish
Nisetsumaguroanago
ニセツマグロアナゴ
にせつまぐろあなご
Longnose conger
Nise yokowa
ニセ ヨコワ
にせ よこわ
Bluefin tuna, oriental bonito, northern bluefin, longtail tuna, northern bluefin tuna, indian long-tailed tuna
Nishi-ankou
ニシーアンコウ
にしーあんこう
Angler(=monk), monk, monkfish, angler fish, angler
Nishi-hata
ニシーハタ
にしーはた
Itajara, guasa, goliath grouper, spotted jewfish, giant grouper, atlantic goliath grouper, esonue grouper, jewfish
Nishi-iwashi
ニシーイワシ
にしーいわし
European sardine, european pilchard(=sardine), true sardine, soused pilchards, european pilchard, fair maid
Nishikibudai
ニシキブダイ
にしきぶだい
Singapore parrotfish, greencheek parrotfish, green-throat parrotfish
Nishikiyakko
ニシキヤッコ
にしきやっこ
Royal empress angelfish, regal angelfish, bluebanded angelfish, blue-banded angelfish, royal angelfish
Nishi-kuroka-jiki
ニシークロカージキ
にしーくろかーじき
Marlin, atlantic blue marlin, blue marlin, squadron, cuban black marlin
Nishi-maaji
ニシーマアジ
にしーまあじ
Cape horse mackerel, atlantic horse mackerel, cape horse mackerel, european horse mackerel, horse mackerel, common scad
Nishimaaji
ニシマアジ
にしまあじ
Cape horse mackerel, atlantic horse mackerel, cape horse mackerel, european horse mackerel, horse mackerel, common scad
Nishimagarei
ニシマガレイ
にしまがれい
Garve fluke, common dab, garve, dab, sand dab
Nishi-mejina
ニシーメジナ
にしーめじな
Opaleye, rudderfish
Nishin
ニシン
にしん
Atlantic herring, sild, pacific herring, sea herring, herring, north pacific herring
Nishino-hotaruika
ニシノーホタルイカ
にしのーほたるいか
Pfeffer's enope squid
Nishino-sukashiika
ニシノースカシイカ
にしのーすかしいか
Armed cranch squid, armed helmet squid
Nitari
ニタリ
にたり
Bigeye thresher, thresher, small tooth thresher shark, pelagic thresher, fox shark, pelagic thresher shark, whiptail shark, thresher shark
Niyori-dangoika
ニヨリーダンゴイカ
によりーだんごいか
Analogous bobtail squid
Niyori-mimiika
ニヨリーミミイカ
によりーみみいか
Berry's bobtail squid, double-ear bobtail, humming-bird bobtail squid
Niyoriminami-hariika
ニヨリミナミーハリイカ
によりみなみーはりいか
Whitley's cuttlefish
Nodoguro
ノドグロ
のどぐろ
Rosy seabass, blackthroat seaperch
Nodogurohimeankou
ノドグロヒメアンコウ
のどぐろひめあんこう
Natal angler
Nogoi
ノゴイ
のごい
Common carp, mirror carp, calico carp, euro, wild common carp, aischgrund carp, great carp, nishiki-koi, leather carp, edible carp, koi carp, mud sucker, chinese carp, asian carp, blubber lips, koi, european carp, german carp, wild common carp
Nokobahounen'eso
ノコバホウネンエソ
のこばほうねんえそ
Spiny hatchetfish
Nokogiridai
ノコギリダイ
のこぎりだい
Gold-spot bream, glowspot sea-bream, striped large-eye bream, goldlined emperor, gold-lined sea bream, goldspot seabream, goldspot emperor
Nokogirizame
ノコギリザメ
のこぎりざめ
Japanese sawshark, japanese saw shark, halberd shark
Nominokuchi
ノミノクチ
のみのくち
Threespot grouper
Notoisuzumi
ノトイスズミ
のといすずみ
Brown chub, grey drummer, grey sea chub, grey chub, southern drummer
Numagarei
ヌマガレイ
ぬまがれい
Long-jaw flounder, starry flounder
Nunosarashi
ヌノサラシ
ぬのさらし
Sixstripe soapfish, golden-striped bass, white-lined rock cod, goldenstriped soapfish, sixline soapfish, radio fish, six-lined perch, golden-striped soapfish, lined soapfish
Nutaunagi
ヌタウナギ
ぬたうなぎ
Inshore hagfish
Nyu-ji-randobasu
ニュージーランドバス
にゅーじーらんどばす
Hapuka cod, atlantic wreckfish, stone bass, wreck bass, cherna, hapuka, wreckfish, longnose hapuku, sea rock perch, wrek fish, moeone, wreck-fish, bass groper
Nyu-ji-randoheiku
ニュージーランドヘイク
にゅーじーらんどへいく
Chilean hake, new zealand hake, hake, southern hake, blue whiting, patagonian hake
Nyūjīrando-surumeika
ンyūjīランドースルメイカ
んyūjīらんどーするめいか
New zealand arrow squid, wellington flying squid
Nyuudouika
ニュウドウイカ
にゅうどういか
Robust clubhook squid
Nyuudoukajika
ニュウドウカジカ
にゅうどうかじか
Blob sculpin

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