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salmon Sushi is commonly thought of as consisting of rice and seafood. And although that's not accurate, seafood does indeed play a huge role in sushi. Typically people willl encounter seafood that they have not eaten before when exploring the world of sushi.
Traditionally the seafood used will vary based on what is available in a given location. This is less true in recent times, as fresh frozen seafood is packaged and shipped to many parts of the world.
Also the seafood served in sushi will vary according to the season, which determines what is available. That has changed a little, due to fish farming, but generally still holds true.

Seafood Toppings: Fish
aji (アジ)Japanese mackerel
ayu (鮎)sweetfish
chūtoro (中とろ)fatty bluefin tuna belly
hamachi (はまち)yellowtail
hirame (ヒラメ)flounder
ika (いか)squid
iwashi (鰯)sardine
kajiki (旗魚)swordfish
kanpachi (間八)amberjack
karei (鰈)flatfish
katsuo (カツオ)bonito / skipjack tuna
kawahagi (皮剥ぎ)filefish
maguro (鮪)top loin of bluefin tuna
makajikiblue marlin
ohyou (オヒョウ)halibut
okoze (虎魚)stonefish
ōtoro (大とろ)fattiest part of bluefin tuna belly
saba (さば)blue mackerel
sake (鮭)salmon
samma (さんま)pacific saury
sawara (鰆)Spanish mackerel
suzuki (鱸)sea bass
tai (鯛)snapper
tara (鱈)cod
toro (とろ)fatty tuna belly
Seafood Toppings: Shellfish
ama-ebi (甘海老)raw shrimp
ebi (海老)boiled shrimp
aoyagi (青柳)round clam
awabi (アワビ)abalone
hamaguri (蛤)clam
hokkigai (ホッキ貝)surf clam
hotate (ホタテ)scallop
kuruma-ebi (車海老)black prawn
mirugai (海松貝)geoduck clam
shiba ebi (芝海老)grey prawn
Seafood Toppings: Other Seafood
anago (穴子)conger eel
tako (タコ)octopus
kani (蟹)crab
namako (なまこ, 海鼠)sea cucumber
unagi (鰻)freshwater eel
Other Sushi Toppings
ikura (イクラ)salmon roe
kazunoko (数の子, 鯑)herring roe
masago (まさご)smelt roe
tarako (たらこ, 鱈子)Alaska pollock roe
tobiko (とびこ)flying fish roe
uni (ウニ, 雲丹)sea urchin roe

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