Pagrus major, the red seabream is a fish species in the Sparidae family. In Japan, Pagrus major is known as madai (真鯛, or "genuine tai") and is prized both for its flavor and for its traditional use as an auspicious food, often served at New Year's and at festive occasions such as weddings. In Korea, it is known as domi (도미) or chamdom (참돔; "true dom"). Successful sumo wrestlers are often photographed holding the fish. It is also the most commonly eaten fish in Taiwan.
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)
- Mulvey, Stephen (18 December 2012). "Why do Japanese politicians wave fish?" – via www.bbc.co.uk.