Faskar | Fresh

سمك الفسكر

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  • Description

    Faskar is a native fish which is rich in nutrients and has a moist flesh with a mild to moderate sweet flavour. The fish can be eaten in a wide variety of cooked modes such as stuffed, grilled, baked etc.

    Alternative Names
    Twobar bream(India)
    Twobar seabream(United States)
  • Product details
    Scientific name:

    Acanthopagrus bifasciatus


    Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
    Sparidae (Porgies)
    Perciformes (Perch-likes)


    Acanthopagrus: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, pagros, a kind of fish

    Environment / Climate / Range Ecology:

    Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 20 m. Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea (Israel, Egypt, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia), Persian Gulf (Bahrain and Kuwait), off southern Oman (not Gulf of Oman); presumably along the whole southern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, also Iran to Pakistan.

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