List of Fish – Complete List!

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List of Freshwater Fish, Saltwater Fish, and Flatfish

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Freshwater Fish

  1. Bass (Micropterus spp., Centrarchidae)
  2. Carp (Cyprinus carpio, Cyprinidae)
  3. Eel (Anguilla spp., Anguillidae)
  4. Pike (Esox spp., Esocidae)
  5. Pike-perch (Stizostedion spp., Percidae)
  6. Perch (Perca spp., Percidae)
  7. Trout (Salmo spp., Salmonidae)

Saltwater Fish

  1. Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus, Engraulidae)
  2. Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix, Pomatomidae)
  3. Cod (Gadus spp., Gadidae)
  4. Conger (Conger spp., Congridae)
  5. Gurnard (Trigla spp., Triglidae)
  6. Goatfish (Mullus spp., Mullidae)
  7. Herring (Clupea harengus, Clupeidae)
  8. John Dory (Zeus faber, Zeidae)
  9. Lamprey (Petromyzon spp., Petromyzontidae)
  10. Mullet (Mugil spp., Mugilidae)
  11. Monkfish (Lophius spp., Lophiidae)
  12. Mackerel (Scomber spp., Scombridae)
  13. Redfish (Sebastes spp., Scorpaenidae)
  14. Shad (Alosa spp., Clupeidae)
  15. Sea Bass (Disentrarchus labrax, Serranidae)
  16. Sturgeon (Acipenser spp., Acipenseridae)
  17. Sardine (Sardina pilchardus, Clupeidae)
  18. Sea Bream (Chrysophrys aurata, Sparidae)
  19. Swordfish (Xiphias gladius, Xiphiidae)
  20. Salmon (Oncorhynchus spp., and salmo salar, Salmonidae)
  21. Smelt (Osmerus spp., Osmeridae)
  22. Shark (Selachians)
  23. Tuna (Thunnus spp., Scombridae)


  1. Halibut (Hippoglossus spp., Pleuronectidae)
  2. Plaice (Pleuronectidae)
  3. Skate (Raja spp., Rajidae)
  4. Sole (Solea spp., Soleidae)
  5. Turbot (Psetta maxima, Scophthalmidae)

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