What is Barramundi?

What Is Barramundi

Barramundi, scientifically known as Lates calcarifer, sounds like a gorgeous tropical island. According to The Better Fish, it’s an Asian sea bass that belongs to the Latidrae family and the Perciformes order. It is abundantly available and popular in South Asia, Papua New Guinea, and northern Australia. Barramundi has white meat, akin to trout, rather than the pink flesh of salmon.

Although barramundi is famous throughout the Indo-Pacific, its name comes from an Aboriginal Australian language (via The Spruce Eats). The term barramundi means “large-scaled river fish,” which accurately describes this fish species.