Q:

What is another name for fish eggs?

A:

Quick Answer

Raw fish eggs are also called roe. When they are salted and processed, they are generally called caviar. However, in the United States, only processed roe from sturgeon and paddlefish can be labeled as caviar.

Know More
What is another name for fish eggs?
Credit: Annie Roi CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

Anything that is labeled only "caviar" is from some type of sturgeon, which is an endangered species. Other types of caviar must have the fish they come from preceding the word, such as "paddlefish caviar." Caviar is considered a luxury item, but some roes, such as salmon or trout, are cheap enough to buy and eat without breaking the bank. Salmon roe is large and orange and has a distinct pop when bitten.

Learn more in Zoology

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Do armadillos lay eggs?

    A:

    Armadillos do not lay eggs because they are mammals who give birth to live young. These baby armadillos develop from the same fertilized egg, use the same placenta and number from one to three. This is true except in the case of the genus Dasypus.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Are sharks fish or mammals?

    A:

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), sharks are classified as fish. Because sharks live their lives in water and make use of gills to filter oxygen from the water to breathe and survive, they fall under the fish category.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Is a fish a mammal?

    A:

    A fish is not a mammal. Mammals are animals that are warm-blooded, breathe air, possess hair and give birth to live young that they feed milk from mammary glands. Fish are cold-blooded, extract oxygen from water, have scales and lay eggs.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Do all fish have scales?

    A:

    Not all fish have scales. While scales are a characteristic of most fish, some fish, such as clingfish, lampreys and catfish, do not have scales.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore