The Opah is the latest fish to be painted on my art quilt “We All Swim Together.”
Latin Name: Lampris guttatus and Lampris immaculatus
Habitat: One species is found in tropical to temperate waters of most oceans. The other is limited to 34th parallel of the Southern Ocean.
Depth: deep water
6.5' and 650 pounds; the larger species is guttatus.
Notes: Color can range from an orangey-red all over, with dark orange-red fins, to a silver gray body with orange-red fins. The flesh is similar lightly flavored, similar to salmon, and nearly as pricey. It is used in sushi and sashimi.
To read more about this art quilt, click on the label “We All Swim Together” below.