Pseudupeneus maculatus

In São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, it is called trilha; in Pernambuco and elsewhere in the Northeast, saramunete. Some say this small saltwater fish – on average, 8 inches long – tastes like shrimp, because it feeds on this crustacean. The white flesh, tender and delicate, have easy- to-remove bones and tastes good when pan fried in a little olive oil, or roasted in the oven.