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The following is a list of types of seafood. Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans. It prominently includes shellfish, and roe. Shellfish include various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. In most parts of the world, fish are generally not considered seafood even if they are from the sea. In the US, the term "seafood" is extended to fresh water organisms eaten by humans, so any edible aquatic life may be broadly referred to as seafood in the US. Historically, sea mammals such as whales and dolphins have been consumed as food, though that happens to a lesser extent in modern times. Edible sea plants, such as some seaweeds and microalgae, are widely eaten as seafood around the world, especially in Asia (see the category of edible seaweeds).


Marinated grilled swordfish







These are common in some Asian cuisines


Some species of jellyfish are edible and used as a source of food.[1]

Tunicates (sea squirts)

Microcosmus sabatieri, also known as sea fig or violet, is eaten in parts of Europe.

Pyura chilensis, known as piure, eaten in Peru and Chile

Halocynthia roretzi, also known as sea pinneaple, usually eaten in Japan

See also


  1. ^ Omori, Makoto; Nakano, Eiji (2001). Jellyfish Fisheries in Southeast Asia. Hydrobiologia. pp. 19–26. ISBN 9789401007221.