Fish names from French to English

11th July 2011

I created this list from various sources to help people to identify their favorite fish and enjoy the fish that get from various parts of this world. Language should not stop you from tasting your favorite poisson.

I am compiling this list from various sources. Please feel free to let me know any changes/corrections needed. I am trying my best to source the names in native French language. Please help me with the names in the comment section if possible.

français English
Aiguillat Dog Fish / Rock Salmon / Flake / Spurdog
Albacore Yellow fin Tuna
Amelette Sprat
Anchois Anchovies / Anchovy
Anguille Eel
Argentine Greater silver smelt / Argentine
Bar / Abadèche rouge / Perche de la mer /
Bar Commun / lopu de mer
Barbue Brill
Beluga, grand esturgeon Sturgeon (Beluga)
Brochet de la mer Barracuda
Brochet, Brocheton Pike
Cabillaud, Morue Cod
Calamars Squid
Calimande, Limandelle Megrim
Chimere Rabbit fish
Chinchard Horse Mackeral / Scad
Coque commun Cockle
Coquilles St. Jacques Scallops
Coryphene commune Dolphin Fish / Dorado / Mahi Mahi
Crabe, Etrille Crab
Crevette tigree Tiger Prawn
Crevettes Shrimp
Crustacés Shellfish
Daurade Sea Bream
Dorade commune Red Bream
Dorade gris Black Bream
Dorade or Dorade royale Bream / Gilthead
Eglefin Haddock
Encornet, Poulpe Octopus
Escolier, Escolar Snake Mackerel / Escolar
Espadon Sword Fish
Esturgeon Sturgeon (Baltic)
Esturgeon etoile, Sevruga Sturgeon (Stellate or Sevruga)
Faux fletan, Balai Long rough dab
Flet Flounder
Fletan Halibut
Fletan Halibut (Atlantic)
Fletan du Pacifique Halibut (Pacific)
Fletan noir, Halibut noir Halibut (Greenland)
Gamba, Crevette grosse / royale Prawn - Large
Germon Tuna (Albacore)
Grenadier bleu de N.Zel Hoki
Grenadier de roche Roundnose grenadier
Hareng Herring Giant / Sild
Homard Lobster
Hoplostete orange Orange roughy
Huître Oyster
Inktvis, Zeekat, Seich Cuttle fish
Lancons Sandeel
Langoustine, écrevisse Cray fish
Lieu Jaune, Lieu Noir, Lieu de L'Alaska Pollock
Lieu, Charbonnier Coley / Saithe
Limande Dab
Limande - sole commune Lemon sole
Lingue Ling
Lingue bleue Blue Ling
Lompe, mollet Lumpfish
Lotte, Crapaud, Baudroie Monk fish / Anglerfish
Loup de mer Wolfish
Lutjan Snapper
Maquereau Mackerel
Merlan Whiting / Lady fish
Merlu, Merluche Hake
Merou Grouper / Reef cod
Mostelle (de roche) Greater forkbeard
Moule Mussels
Muge, Mulet Grey mullet
Pilchard Sardines
Plie Plaice
Plie cynoglosse Witch or Torbay sole
Raies Skate
Rouget-barbet dore Goat Fish / Red mullet
Roussette, Emissole Catshark / Lesser Spotted Dogfish
Sabre Black Scabbard fish
Saumon Solmon
Sebaste Redfish
Sole commune Dover sole
St. Pierre John Dory
Tacaud Pouting, Bib
Taupe Shark
Thon Tuna
Thon rouge Tuna (Northern Blue fin)
Thon rouge du sud Tuna (Southern Blue fin)
Truite Sea trout / Brown trout
Truite arc-en-ciel Rainbow trout
Turbot Turbot / Indian spiny turbot

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