寿司ネタ Sushi Ingredients

Glossary (JP/EN)

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JapaneseCommon Names
Oーsutoraria-ma-iwashi
オーストラリアーマーイワシ
おーすとらりあーまーいわし
Australian pilchard
Oakamuro
オアカムロ
おあかむろ
Redtail scad, rough-ear scad, roughear scad
Obibudai
オビブダイ
おびぶだい
Schlegel's parrotfish, yellowbar parrotfish
Obitensumodoki
オビテンスモドキ
おびてんすもどき
Rockmover wrasse, olive-scribbled wrasse, carpet wrasse, rockmover, reindeer wrasse, bar-cheeked wrasse, dragon wrasse
Oboko
オボコ
おぼこ
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
Oguroiwashi
オグロイワシ
おぐろいわし
Blacktip sardinella
Ogurotoragisu
オグロトラギス
おぐろとらぎす
Speckled sandperch
Ohyou
オヒョウ
おひょう
Alaska halibut, pacific halibut, halibut
Oikawa
オイカワ
おいかわ
Freshwater minnow
Ojirobarahata
オジロバラハタ
おじろばらはた
Yellow-edged lyretail, white-fringed moontail-bass, lyretail trout, white-edge coronation trout, lyretail grouper, white-edged lyretail-cod, white-edged lyretail
Ojisan
オジサン
おじさん
Doublebar goatfish, multibar goatfish, manybar goatfish, five-barred goatfish
Okiaji
オキアジ
おきあじ
Whitemouth jack, cottonmouth jack, whitetongue jack
Okieso
オキエソ
おきえそ
Forster's lizard fish, short-headed lizardfish, striped lizardfish, ground spearing, painted grinner, bluntnose lizardfish, painted lizardfish, snakefish, forster's lizardfish, painted saury
Okifuedai
オキフエダイ
おきふえだい
Redmargined seaperch, yellow-margined seaperch, blacktail snapper, taiva, yellow-margined sea-perch, flametail snapper, blacktailed snapper
Okihagi
オキハギ
おきはぎ
Flat-tailed trigger-fish, flat-tailed triggerfish, starry triggerfish
Oki-mebaru
オキーメバル
おきーめばる
Japanischer roter seebarsch, dark-banded rockfish, japanese red seaperch
Okimedai
オキメダイ
おきめだい
Driftfish, blue fathead, cubehead, black cubiceps, black fathead, black cubehead, black cigarfish
Okinahimeji
オキナヒメジ
おきなひめじ
Tailspot goatfish, goat fish, blacksaddle goatfish
Okinawafugu
オキナワフグ
おきなわふぐ
Milkspotted puffer, milk-spotted toadfish
Okinawakichinu
オキナワキチヌ
おきなわきちぬ
Surf bream
Okinofuna
オキノフナ
おきのふな
Japanese lates, japanese barramundi
Okino-houzukiika
オキノーホウズキイカ
おきのーほうずきいか
Oceanic cranch squid
Okinokoi
オキノコイ
おきのこい
Japanese lates, japanese barramundi
Okisuzuki
オキスズキ
おきすずき
Sawedged perch, ara
Okitsudai
オキツダイ
おきつだい
Horse-head fish, horsehead tilefish, red tilefish
Okizayori
オキザヨリ
おきざより
Red sea houndfish, giant long-tom, crocodile longtom, hound needlefish, houndfish, crocodile needlefish, choram long-tom
Okukajika
オクカジカ
おくかじか
Plain sculpin
Onaga-dai
オナガーダイ
おながーだい
Deep-water red snapper, flame snapper, large-eyed job-fish, deepwater longtail red snapper, ruby snapper, yellowstripe snapper, longtailed red snapper
Onagaei
オナガエイ
おながえい
Bennett's stingray
Onagaika
オナガイカ
おながいか
Joubin's squid
Onaga-jindouika
オナガージンドウイカ
おながーじんどういか
Bartsch's squid
Onagameichidai
オナガメイチダイ
おながめいちだい
Swallowtail sea bream, swallowtail seabream, seabream, forktail large-eye bream
Onagashimagatsuo
オナガシマガツオ
おながしまがつお
Myers' pomfret
Ondenzame
オンデンザメ
おんでんざめ
Pacific sleeper shark
Oniaji
オニアジ
おにあじ
Finletted mackerel, torpedo scad, finletted mackerel scad, finny scad
Onidarumaokoze
オニダルマオコゼ
おにだるまおこぜ
Stonefish, reef stonefish, dornorn
Onigochi
オニゴチ
おにごち
Largescaled spiny flathead, midget flathead
Onihagebudai
オニハゲブダイ
おにはげぶだい
Reefcrest parrotfish, pacific slopehead parrotfish
Onihatatatedai
オニハタタテダイ
おにはたたてだい
Masked bannerfish, three-banded bull-fish, unicorn pennant coralfish
Onihiraaji
オニヒラアジ
おにひらあじ
Brassy trevally, tea-leaf trevally
Onikajika
オニカジカ
おにかじか
Antlered sculpin
Onikamasu
オニカマス
おにかます
Commerson's sea pike, great barracuda, akerstrom's sea-pike, giant sea-pike, dingo-fish, giant barracuda, small-eyed barracuda, barracuda, striped seapike
Onikasago
オニカサゴ
おにかさご
Weedy stingfish
Oniokoze
オニオコゼ
おにおこぜ
Devil stinger
Onisokohoubou
オニソコホウボウ
おにそこほうぼう
Antrorse spined gurnard
Onitenagaebi
オニテナガエビ
おにてながえび
Giant river prawn, giant freshwater prawn
Ooaonomeara
オオアオノメアラ
おおあおのめあら
Passionfruit trout, squaretail coralgrouper, passionfruit coral trout, squaretail coral trout, apricot trout, polkadot cod
Oobas
オオバs
おおばs
Bastard halibut, false halibut, olive flounder, japanese flounder, japanese halibut, olive flounder, bastard halibut
Oochouzame
オオチョウザメ
おおちょうざめ
Caviar, european sturgeon, european sturgeon, isinglass, beluga, caviare, giant sturgeon, great sturgeon, great sturgeon
Oofuefuki
オオフエフキ
おおふえふき
Smalltooth emperor, long-nosed emperor
Oogarei
オオガレイ
おおがれい
Bastard halibut, false halibut, olive flounder, japanese flounder, japanese halibut, olive flounder, bastard halibut
Ooguchigare
オオグチガレ
おおぐちがれ
Bastard halibut, false halibut, olive flounder, japanese flounder, japanese halibut, olive flounder, bastard halibut
Ooguchiishichibiki
オオグチイシチビキ
おおぐちいしちびき
Rusty jobfish, reddish snapper fish, silvermouth, small-toothed jobfish, ironjaw snapper
Oogurumaebi
オオグルマエビ
おおぐるまえび
Kuruma prawn, japanese tiger prawn
Oohime
オオヒメ
おおひめ
Rosy jobfish, bluespot jobfish, king emperor, pink snapper, rosy snapper, crimson jobfish
Oohishimatoudai
オオヒシマトウダイ
おおひしまとうだい
Thorny tinselfish, deepscale dory
Oo-houzukiika
オオーホウズキイカ
おおーほうずきいか
Large cranch squid
Ooio
オオイオ
おおいお
Amberjack, japanese amberjack, yellowtail
Ookamasu
オオカマス
おおかます
Blackfin barracuda, pickhandle barracuda, military seapike, sawtooth barracuda, military sea-pike, military barracuda, chevron barracuda
Ookamiuo
オオカミウオ
おおかみうお
Bering wolffish
Ookuchi
オオクチ
おおくち
Bastard halibut, false halibut, olive flounder, japanese flounder, japanese halibut, olive flounder, bastard halibut
Ookuchibasu
オオクチバス
おおくちばす
Green trout, largemouth black bass, largemouth bass, large-mouth bass
Ookuchihamadai
オオクチハマダイ
おおくちはまだい
Pale ruby snapper, pale snapper, scarlet snapper
Ookuchiikekatsuo
オオクチイケカツオ
おおくちいけかつお
Doublespotted queenfish, talang queenfish, giant leatherskin, leatherskin, white fish, skinny, skinny fish, queenie, giant queenfish, giant dart, largemouth queenfish
Oomekamasu
オオメカマス
おおめかます
Black-spot barracuda, big-eye sea-pyke, blackspot barracuda, bigeye barracuda, blotched sea-pike
Oomematoudai
オオメマトウダイ
おおめまとうだい
Ox-eyed oreo, oxeye oreo, warty dory, black oreo, warty oreo, black oreodory, spiky oreo, warty oreodory
Oomenatsutobi
オオメナツトビ
おおめなつとび
Limpid-wing flyingfish
Oomonhagebudai
オオモンハゲブダイ
おおもんはげぶだい
Bower's parrotfish
Oomonhata
オオモンハタ
おおもんはた
Brownspotted grouper, yellow-spotted rockcod, areolate rock cod, squaretail grouper, yellowspotted rockcod, squaretail rock-cod, areolate grouper, green-spotted rock cod
Oomonkaeruankou
オオモンカエルアンコウ
おおもんかえるあんこう
Shaggy angler, spotfin frogfish, commerson's frogfish, black fishing frog, giant frogfish, black angler, giant anglerfish
Oomuchiika
オオムチイカ
おおむちいか
Big whiplash squid
Oonibe
オオニベ
おおにべ
Southern meagre(=mulloway), soapy, silver jew, river kingfish, silver jewfish, japanese meagre, soapies, jew, school jew, croaker, kingy, mulloway, schoolies, butterfish, southern meagre
Oosawara
オオサワラ
おおさわら
King mackerel
Ooshitabirame
オオシタビラメ
おおしたびらめ
Fourline tongue sole, twoline tonguesole, fourlined tonguesole, fourline tonguesole, four-line tonguesole
Oosujihata
オオスジハタ
おおすじはた
Spotfin rockcod, spotty-finned rock-cod
Oosujihimeji
オオスジヒメジ
おおすじひめじ
Dash-dot goatfish, dash-and-dot goatfish, dot-and-dash goatfish, dot-dash goatfish
Oosujiishimochi
オオスジイシモチ
おおすじいしもち
Fourline cardinalfish, doederlein's cardinalfish
Ootarou
オオタロウ
おおたろう
Japanese seabass, japan sea bass, sea bass, perch, japanese seaperch, asian seabass
Oo-unagi
オオーウナギ
おおーうなぎ
Giant long-finned eel, giant mottled eel
Oounagi
オオウナギ
おおうなぎ
Giant long-finned eel, giant mottled eel
Oourumakasago
オオウルマカサゴ
おおうるまかさご
Smallscale scorpionfish
Ooyamatokamasu
オオヤマトカマス
おおやまとかます
Heller's barracuda, sharpfin barracuda, pointed finned sea pike, pointedfin barracuda, sharp-fin barracuda, cheekflap barracuda
Oregonte-kagiika
オレゴンテーカギイカ
おれごんてーかぎいか
Oregon armhook squid
Orubini-kouika
オルビニーコウイカ
おるびにーこういか
Pink cuttlefish
Osujikurohagi
オスジクロハギ
おすじくろはぎ
Elongate surgeonfish, tailring surgeonfish, whitetail lancet, blue-banded pualu, dark surgeon, ringtail surgeonfish, dark surgeonfish
O-sutorariaunagi
オーストラリアウナギ
おーすとらりあうなぎ
Shortfin eel, short-finned freshwater eel, river eel, australian short-finned eel, shortfinned eel, australian shortfinned eel, freshwater eel, southern shortfin eel, short-finned eel, eel
Otomebera
オトメベラ
おとめべら
Lyretail wrasse, moon wrasse
Ouen-dangoika
オウエンーダンゴイカ
おうえんーだんごいか
Common bobtail squid, mysterious bobtail
Oumubudai
オウムブダイ
おうむぶだい
Palenosed parrot, common parrotfish, palenose parrotfish
Ousama-kouika
オウサマーコウイカ
おうさまーこういか
King cuttlefish
Oyabiccha
オヤビッチャ
おやびっちゃ
Sergeant-major, sergeant major, indo-pacific sergeant, common sergeant, indo-pacific sergeant, five-banded damsel-fish, yellowback sergeant, five-banded sergeant-major

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