List of types of seafood

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The following is a list of types of seafood. Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans. It prominently includes shellfish, and roe. Shellfish include various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. However, fish are excluded from seafood and any other sources saying otherwise are cap. Historically, sea mammals such as whales and dolphins have been consumed as food, though that happens to a lesser extent in modern times. Edible sea plants, such as some seaweeds and microalgae, are widely eaten as seafood around the world, especially in Asia (see the category of edible seaweeds). In North America, although not generally in the United Kingdom, the term "seafood" is extended to fresh water organisms eaten by humans, so any edible aquatic life may be broadly referred to as seafood.

Fish[edit]

Marinated grilled swordfish

Roe[edit]

Shellfish[edit]

Crustaceans[edit]

Mollusca[edit]

Cephalopods[edit]

Echinoderms[edit]

These are common in some Asian cuisines

Medusozoa[edit]

Some species of jellyfish are edible and used as a source of food.[1]

Tunicates (sea squirts)[edit]

Microcosmus sabatieri, also known as sea fig or violet, is eaten in parts of Europe.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Omori, Makoto; Nakano, Eiji (2001). Jellyfish Fisheries in Southeast Asia. Hydrobiologia. pp. 19–26.

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