List of fish common names

This is a list of fish common names. While some common names refer to a single species or family, others have been used for a confusing variety of different types; the articles listed here should explain the possibilities if the name is ambiguous.

Table of contents
1 A
2 B
3 C
4 D
5 E
6 F
7 G
8 H
9 I
10 J
11 K
12 L
13 M
14 N
15 O
16 P
17 Q
18 R
19 S
20 T
21 U
22 V
23 W
24 X
25 Y
26 Z

A

B

C

D

  • dab
  • dace
  • daggertooth
  • danio
  • damselfish
  • darter
  • dartfish
  • dealfish
  • deep-sea anglerfish
  • deep sea bonefish
  • deep sea eel
  • deep-sea smelt
  • deepwater cardinalfish
  • deepwater flathead
  • deepwater stingray
  • demoiselle
  • denticle herring
  • devil ray
  • discus (fish)
  • diver
  • dogfish
  • dogfish shark
  • Dolly Varden
  • dolphin (fish)
  • dorab
  • dory
  • dottyback
  • dragonet
  • dragonfish
  • dragon goby
  • driftfish
  • driftwood catfish
  • drum
  • duckbill
  • duckbilled barracudina
  • duckbill eel

E

F

G

H

I

  • icefish
  • ide
  • ilisha
  • inanga
  • inconnu
  • Indian mullet
  • iniom

J

K

L

  • labyrinth fish
  • ladyfish
  • lagena
  • lake trout
  • lake whitefish
  • lampfish
  • lamprey
  • lancetfish
  • lantern-eye
  • lanternfish
  • large-eye bream
  • largemouth bass
  • largenose fish
  • leaffish
  • leatherjacket
  • lefteye flounder
  • lemon shark
  • lenok
  • lightfish
  • lighthousefish
  • limia
  • ling
  • ling cod
  • lionfish
  • livebearer
  • lizardfish
  • loach
  • loach catfish
  • loach goby
  • longfin
  • longfin dragonfish
  • long-finned char
  • long-finned pike
  • longjaw mudsucker
  • longneck eel
  • longnose chimaera
  • longnose dace
  • longnose lancetfish
  • longnose sucker
  • long-whiskered catfish
  • lookdown catfish
  • loosejaw
  • louvar
  • loweye catfish
  • luminous hake
  • lumpfish
  • lumpsucker
  • lungfish
  • lyretail

M

N

  • naked-back knifefish
  • nase
  • needlefish
  • neon tetra
  • New World rivuline
  • New Zealand smelt
  • nibbler
  • noodlefish
  • North American darter
  • North American freshwater catfish
  • northern anchovy
  • northern clingfish
  • northern lampfish
  • northern pearleye
  • northern pike
  • northern sea robin
  • northern squawfish
  • Norwegian Atlantic salmon
  • nurseryfish
  • nurse shark

O

P

  • Pacific albacore
  • Pacific argentine
  • Pacific cod
  • Pacific hake
  • Pacific herring
  • Pacific lamprey
  • Pacific salmon
  • Pacific saury
  • Pacific trout
  • Pacific viperfish
  • pacus
  • paddlefish
  • paperbone
  • paradise fish
  • parasitic catfish
  • parrotfish
  • peacock flounder
  • peamouth
  • pearleye
  • pearlfish
  • pearl perch
  • pejerrey
  • peladillo
  • pelagic cod
  • pelican eel
  • pelican gulper
  • pencil catfish
  • pencilfish
  • pencilsmelt
  • perch
  • pickerel
  • pigfish
  • pike-characid
  • pike conger
  • pike eel
  • pike
  • pikeblenny
  • pikehead
  • pikeperch
  • pilchard
  • pilotfish
  • pineconefish
  • pink salmon
  • pipefish
  • piranha
  • pirarucu
  • pirate perch
  • plaice
  • platy
  • platyfish
  • pleco
  • plownose chimaera
  • plunderfish
  • poacher
  • pollock
  • pomfret
  • pompano
  • ponyfish
  • poolfish
  • popeye catafula
  • porbeagle shark
  • porcupinefish
  • porgy
  • Port Jackson shark
  • powen
  • priapumfish
  • prickleback
  • pricklefish
  • prickly shark
  • prowfish
  • puffer
  • pumpkinseed
  • pupfish
  • pygmy sunfish

Q

R

S

  • sabalo
  • sabertooth
  • saber-toothed blenny
  • sabertooth fish
  • sablefish
  • sailback scorpionfish
  • sailbearer
  • sailfin silverside
  • sailfish
  • salamanderfish
  • salmon
  • salmon shark
  • sandburrower
  • sand dab
  • sanddiver
  • sand eel
  • sand goby
  • sand tiger
  • sandfish
  • sand knifefish
  • sand lance
  • sandperch
  • sandroller
  • sand stargazer
  • sand tiger
  • sand tilefish
  • sardine
  • sargassumfish
  • sauger
  • saury
  • sawfish
  • saw shark
  • sawtooth eel
  • scabbard fish
  • scaleless black dragonfish
  • scaly dragonfish
  • scat
  • scorpionfish
  • sculpin
  • scup
  • scythe butterfish
  • sea bass
  • sea catfish
  • sea chub
  • seadevil
  • seadragon
  • seahorse
  • sea lamprey
  • seamoth
  • sea raven
  • searobin
  • sea snail
  • sea toad
  • seatrout
  • sergeant-major
  • shad
  • shark
  • sharksucker
  • sharpnose pufferfish
  • sheatfish
  • sheepshead
  • sheepshead minnow
  • shell-ear
  • shiner
  • shortnose chimaera
  • shortnose greeneye
  • shovelnose sturgeon
  • shrimpfish
  • Siamese fighting fish
  • sillago
  • silver carp
  • silver dollar
  • silver driftfish
  • silver hake
  • silverside
  • sixgill ray
  • sixgill shark
  • skate
  • skilfish
  • skipjack tuna
  • skipping goby
  • slender barracudina
  • slender mola
  • slender snipe eel
  • sleeper
  • sleeper shark
  • slickhead
  • slimehead
  • slimy
  • slipmouth
  • small-eye squaretail
  • smalltooth sawfish
  • smelt
  • smelt-whiting
  • smoothtongue
  • snaggletooth
  • snailfish
  • snake eel
  • snakehead
  • snake mackerel
  • snake mudhead
  • snapper
  • snipe eel
  • snipefish
  • snook
  • snubnose eel
  • snubnose parasitic eel
  • soapfish
  • sockeye salmon
  • soldierfish
  • sole
  • South American darter
  • South American lungfish
  • southern flounder
  • southern grayling
  • southern hake
  • southern sandfish
  • southern smelt
  • spadefish
  • spaghetti eel
  • Spanish mackerel
  • spearfish
  • spiderfish
  • spikefish
  • spinefoot
  • spiny-back
  • spiny basslet
  • spiny dogfish
  • spiny dwarf catfish
  • spiny eel
  • spinyfin
  • splitfin
  • spookfish
  • spotted dogfish
  • sprat
  • springfish
  • squarehead catfish
  • squaretail
  • squawfish
  • squeaker
  • squirrelfish
  • staghorn sculpin
  • stargazer
  • starry flounder
  • steelhead
  • stickleback
  • stingfish
  • stingray
  • stonecat
  • stonefish
  • stoneroller minnow
  • straptail
  • stream catfish
  • streamer fish
  • striped bass
  • sturgeon
  • sucker
  • suckerfish
  • suckermouth armored catfish
  • summer flounder
  • Sundaland noodlefish
  • sunfish
  • surf sardine
  • surfperch
  • surgeonfish
  • swallower
  • swamp-eel
  • swampfish
  • sweeper
  • swordfish
  • swordtail

T

  • tadpole cod
  • tadpole fish
  • taimen
  • tang
  • tapetail
  • tarpon
  • telescopefish
  • temperate bass
  • temperate ocean-bass
  • temperate perch
  • tench
  • tenpounder
  • tenuis
  • tetra
  • thorny catfish
  • thornfish
  • thornyhead
  • threadfin
  • threadfin bream
  • threadsail
  • threadtail
  • threespine stickleback
  • three-toothed puffer
  • thresher shark
  • tigerperch
  • tiger shark
  • tilapia
  • tilefish
  • titan triggerfish
  • toadfish
  • tonguefish
  • tope
  • topminnow
  • torpedo
  • torrent catfish
  • torrent fish
  • trahira
  • treefish
  • triggerfish
  • triplefin blenny
  • triplespine
  • tripletail
  • tripodfish
  • trout
  • trout-perch
  • trumpeter
  • trumpetfish
  • trunkfish
  • tubeblenny
  • tube-eye
  • tube-snout
  • tubeshoulder
  • tui chub
  • tuna
  • turbot
  • turkeyfish

U

  • unicornfish
  • upside-down catfish

V

  • velvet-belly shark
  • velvet catfish
  • velvetfish
  • vendace
  • vimba
  • viperfish

W

X

Y

Z


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