Black throat seaperch, also known as "Rosy Seabass" or "Akamutsu", are caught along the coast of the Sea of Japan. They are about 40cm in size and season from autumn to winter. Their nickname is “black throat” for the black coloration on the inside of their throats. They are a white fish, and their meat is fatty and tender.
In Tokyo region, Nodoguro is regarded as high-priced item. As such, it is rare to see them at normal supermarket since whole sellers distribute most of them to restaurants.
Most common way to eat Nodoguro is sashimi and grilled.