Tuesday, April 13

Boqueria Fish: Fresh Gallo

Boqueria Fish: Fresh Gallo [enlarge]

As with all species mentioned here in the past, there is a certain percent of error in the classification I give since many times I forget to write down names when I take pictures. This one looks like a John Dory or Zeus Faber (Gallo, Ceo, Zeo or Pez de San Pedro in Spanish). The name Gallo (rooster) is also given to other species of fish in Spanish that are different in appearance and have different scientific names such as Lepidorhombus wiffiagonis aka Megrim. This is not an ichthyology treaty so just concentrate on the fresh appearance and the fact you can buy some at La Boqueria market in Barcelona or maybe other fish posted in Barcelona Photoblog recently.

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Blogger T. Becque said...

I like the composition, that you can see the ice too. The fish looks go gelatinous. Neat to see, we don't have much in the way of fresh fish around here.

1:36 AM  
Blogger Leif Hagen said...

Wow - he sure is a colorful, slimy fellow!

4:29 AM  
Blogger Luis Gomez said...

Carlos, you have actually made me smile. Great photograph! Love the text.

5:36 AM  
Blogger cara said...

what a beauty!

4:57 AM  
Blogger Gunn said...

Sad looking beauty!? :-)

8:01 AM  
Blogger olimax said...

That's not Gallo.
I had trouble working out what Gallo was when I moved here.
Gallo looks quite like St Peters fish or John Dory but apparently is it Megrim which I hadnt heard of before.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Carlos Lorenzo said...

Thanks for your help olimax. What's in a name? Megrim you say? Probably, as I said, I forgot to write down the name. I had a lot of trouble browsing similar images. I had two years of Biology at the university but it seems it wasn't enough :)

9:28 AM  
Blogger John Austin said...

The photo is John Dory (St Peter's fish, Pez de St Pedro) Gallo is Megrim sole, also called whiff, a flat fish - both are delicious and the photo is great too! www.johnaust.in

11:08 AM  

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