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Temporal range: 55–0 Ma

Early Eocene to Present[1]
Conger myriaster.jpg
Anago being farmed.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Genus: Conger
Oken, 1817

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Anago (穴子, or アナゴ?) is the Japanese word for salt-water eels, normally referring to ma-anago (Conger myriaster). Ma-anago are used for a seafood dish in Japan. They are often simmered (sushi) or deep-fried (tempura), compared to unagi (freshwater eels) which are usually barbecued with a sauce (kabayaki). Anago is also slightly less rich and oily than unagi. Anago has a very soft texture and sweet taste.



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