Lampris guttatus, Lampris spp.

Also Known As


U.S. wild-caught opah is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Year-round, but landings seem to peak from April through August.


U.S. wild-caught from Hawaii, California, and surrounding high seas.


Opah has a rich, creamy taste. The flavor is distinctive, a cross between tuna and swordfish.


Firm and fatty with large flakes.


Raw flesh ranges from dark red to orange to pink, and turns white when cooked.

Health Benefits

Opah is a rich source of omega-3s, protein, niacin, vitamins B6 and B12, phosphorus, and selenium. It is also low in sodium.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 4 oz. (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 170
Protein 24 g
Fat, total 8 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 2.5 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Selenium 49 mcg
Sodium 80 mg

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