In NorCal we have many excellent Asian markets that offer extraordinary variety of fresh, whole fish. But other than a dozen or so familiar kinds, what are these fish? I pull up this “fish dictionary” when shopping these markets. http://clovegarden.com/ingred/seafishv.html
FWIW, we have had fabulous results grilling whole fish in the fireplace! Just season with salt and pepper, stuff with herbs if you wish and grill until flesh gives to pressure. Divine and usually very inexpensive.