Portuguese-English Fish Glossary

fish glossary

Abrótea – Forkbread
Anchova – Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)
Atum- Tuna
Bacalhau salgado – Salt cod
Besugo – Axillary seabream
Boca negra – Bluemouth rockfish
Bonito – Skipjack tuna
Cação – Tope
Camarão de água doce –Crayfish/ crawfish
Camarão -Shrimp
Carangueijo -Crab
Carapau-Atlantic horse mackerel
Carpa – Carp
Cavala- mackerel (Atlantic chub mackerel)
Cherne – Wreckfish
Chicharro – Blue jack mackerel
Congro – Conger eel
Corvina- Corvina fish
Crustáceos- Shellfish
Dourada- Gilt-head seabream
Enguia- Eel
Espadarte – Swordfish
Faneca- Pout, bib
Goraz- Blackspot seabream
Imperador- Alfonsino
Lagosta – Lobster
Lírio- Greater amberjack
Lula – Squid
Mero – Dusky Grouper
Mexilhões – Mussels
Octopus -Polvo
Oyesters – Ostras
Pargo – Common Seabream
Peixe cão – Barred hogfish
Peixe espada preto – Black scrabbard fish
Peixe galo – John dory
Peixe porco –Grey triggerfish
Raia – Thornback ray
Robalo- Seabass
Rodovalho- Turbot
Salema- Salema
Salmão- Salmon
Salmonete- Striped red mullet (Mullus surmuletus)
Sardinha- Sardine (European pilchard)
Sargo- white seabream
Solha- Wide-eyed flounder
Tainha – Thicklip grey mullet
Tintureira- Blue shark