Lates calcarifer (Bloch)
Common name: Sea bass, Barramundi
Barramundi is one of the greatest game fishes of the region. The dried air bladder of this species fetches a high price. It is well-known in Bengal as the bhekti, and greatly appreciated next door in Burma under the name ka-kadit.
A fish of excellent quality, it is highly versatile and can be baked, grilled, steamed, fried or even used in fish soup!