dark meat
1) a commercial measure of fish flesh colour, e.g. canned tuna is dark meat or dark tuna when it does not meet the colour requirements of light meat, q.v
2) muscle from just under the skin on each side of a fish that is darker and richer in fat than other flesh. Also called blood meat, brown muscle, dark muscle, red muscle

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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