Walu ( Escolar )

Distributed from near edge of continental shelf to shallow coastal waters, often of low salinity and high turbidity. Also found in drop-offs, and shallow or gently sloping reef and lagoon waters . Known to undertake lengthy longshore migrations, but permanent resident populations also seem to exist. Found in small schools. Feed primarily on small fishes like anchovies, clupeids, carangids, also squids and penaeoid shrimps. Australia. Marketed fresh, dried-salted, frozen, smoked, and canned; commonly made into fish balls.

Flavor Profile:
Full Mild Moderte
Full Mild Moderte
Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size: 100g/3.5 oz (raw)Amount per serving
  • Calories 124
  • Fat Calories 61
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 55mg
  • Sodium 76mg
  • Protein 15g

Scientific Name:

Lepidocybium flavobrunneum

Seasonal Availabiliy:


Cooking Preparations:

  • Bake
  • Boil
  • Broil
  • Fry
  • Grill
  • Poach
  • Saute
  • Smoke
  • Steam