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Arabesque greenling

The Okhotsk atka mackerel, Pleurogrammus azonus, commonly known as hokke in Japan, also known as the Arabesque greenling, is a mackerel-like species in the family Hexagrammidae. The primary population of the fish is found off of the Sea of Okhotsk. According to legend, it was discovered by Nichiji.

The arabesque greenling is an important fish in Japanese cuisine. Known as hokke in Japanese, the fish can be fresh, dried, or frozen, and can be served raw, boiled, grilled or fried.