Which fish has meat with ammonia smell?

tuna
catfish
eel
shark
Sharks are very prim­i­tive and they lack a urinary system. Instead sharks carry urea in their blood and excrete it through their flesh by osmosis. After a shark dies, its urea turns to ammonia, which can permeate the flesh.

Answers distribution

tuna
catfish
eel
shark
answers
flagthe Netherlands
7%
3%
14%
70%
54
flagGermany
12%
8%
10%
69%
139
flagItaly
12%
8%
12%
68%
25
flagRepublic of Ireland
6%
8%
23%
61%
47
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
9%
16%
60%
260
flagSwitzerland
20%
10%
10%
60%
10
flagFrance
16%
13%
11%
58%
43
flagAustria
0%
12%
31%
56%
16
flagBelgium
12%
6%
25%
56%
16
flagPoland
14%
10%
20%
53%
11324
flagCanada
27%
13%
13%
45%
22
flagDenmark
13%
33%
13%
40%
15
flagNorway
33%
14%
14%
38%
21
flagCzech Republic
23%
15%
23%
38%
13
flagthe United States
20%
14%
27%
37%
119
flagIndia
28%
36%
12%
20%
25

Gender

men54%
women49%
tuna
14%
14%
catfish
9%
9%
eel
21%
26%
shark
54%
49%

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