Micropagonias furnieri

HIGHLY VALUED IN the South and Southeast regions, although it is found throughout the country’s coast, this coastal fish lives in sandy or muddy bottomed areas and can swim up mangroves and estuaries. It has a white flesh that is firm but tender, and low fat content. Among other ways of preparing it, it is good fried in olive oil, in moquecas (stewed), cut into steaks and grilled, stuffed and roasted, or in ceviche, chopped. Another species also called corvina in Portuguese is the Plagioscion squamosissimus (South America silver croaker), a freshwater fish found in the rivers of Amazon and Tocantins- Araguaia basins, and in ponds and reservoirs in the Northeast of Paraná.