- A round seawater weed eating fish, Liza auratus and various species of Mugil, 30 to 70 cm long and 0.5 to 1 kg in weight, some of which are farmed. It has a small head with vestigial teeth and is found worldwide in many varieties in warm waters. The skin is silvery grey and the flesh is firm, white and oily but bruises easily. The skin requires thorough scaling. Suitable for all cooking methods. The roe is traditionally used to make taramasalata. The dried and salted roe is known as botargo.