saltwater fish

Definitions of saltwater fish
1

n flesh of fish from the sea used as food

Types:
show 49 types...
hide 49 types...
bream, sea bream
flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae
bass, sea bass
the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae
grouper
flesh of a saltwater fish similar to sea bass
croaker
the lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic coast of southern U.S.
whiting
flesh of any of a number of slender food fishes especially of Atlantic coasts of North America
whiting
flesh of a cod-like fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe
cusk
the lean flesh of a cod-like fish of North Atlantic waters
dolphinfish, mahimahi
the lean flesh of a saltwater fish found in warm waters (especially in Hawaii)
monkfish
flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America
tuna, tuna fish, tunny
important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks
mackerel
flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish
pompano
flesh of pompano; warm-water fatty fish
blowfish, puffer, pufferfish, sea squab
delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
herring
valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
kingfish
the lean flesh of any of several fish caught off the Atlantic coast of the United States
lingcod
the lean flesh of a fish caught off the Pacific coast of the United States
bluefish
fatty bluish flesh of bluefish
swordfish
flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks
butterfish
any of numerous small flat Atlantic food fish having smooth skin
cod, codfish
lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
pollack, pollock
lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish
porgy, scup
lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States
scup
flesh of fish found in colder waters of northern Atlantic coast of the United States
flatfish
sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish; usually served as thin fillets
rockfish
the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks
sailfish
a saltwater fish with lean flesh
weakfish
lean flesh of food and game fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States
pilchard, sardine
small fatty fish usually canned
snapper
flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas
red rockfish
red flesh of large food fish of Pacific coast
striped bass, striper
caught along the Atlantic coast of the United States
albacore
relatively small tuna with choice white flesh; major source of canned tuna
bonito
flesh of mostly Pacific food fishes of the genus Sarda of the family Scombridae; related to but smaller than tuna
bluefin, bluefin tuna
flesh of very large tuna
Spanish mackerel
flesh of commercially important fishes especially of the Atlantic coastal waters of America
fugu
a blowfish highly prized as a delicacy in Japan but highly dangerous because the skin and organs are poisonous
kipper, kippered herring
salted and smoked herring
bloater
large fatty herring lightly salted and briefly smoked
pickled herring
herring preserved in a pickling liquid (usually brine or vinegar)
salt cod
codfish preserved in salt; must be desalted and flaked by soaking in water and pounding; used in e.g. codfish cakes
flounder
flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
fillet of sole, sole
lean flesh of any of several flatfish
halibut
lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific
ocean perch, redfish, rosefish
North Atlantic rockfish
red snapper
highly esteemed reddish lean flesh of snapper from Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico
red herring, smoked herring
a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
brisling, sprat
small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines
whitebait
minnows or other small fresh- or saltwater fish (especially herring); usually cooked whole
smoked mackerel
mackerel cured by smoking
Type of:
seafood
edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.