The fish corvina has a sweet, mild taste with large, firm flaked flesh. The flesh is a pinkish color when raw and turns white when cooked.
The flesh of the covina fish resembles the snapper, and in South America it is regarded as a prime table fish that is popular for ceviche. The name “corvina” is a generic name for a large number of fish worldwide. Corvina belongs to the Scaienidae family of fish that include either croakers or drum fish. The difference between the croaker and the drum fish is that one makes a croaking sound and the other makes a drumming sound.