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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 07:47 AM
Fish names in Mexico


I've noticed over the years that what I might call a Spanish Mackerel might be called something entirely different in Mexico. "Sierra"? "Dorado"? I'd probably eat it regardless, but it might be nice to know the equivalent in English. I found this article, but was hoping for something more specific to Mexico. Does anyone know of a list of Mexican game fish names and their English translations? Thanks in Advance.



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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 08:04 AM


Yellowfin croaker : Boca dulce, Roncador
Yellowtail : Jurel
Dolfinfish/ Mahimahi : Dorado
Shark : Tiburon
Kelp Bass : Cabrilla
Roosterfish : Pez gallo
Halibut : Lenguado
Red snapper : Huachinango
Black snook : Robalo
Triggerfish : Cochi
Puffer : Boleta

After the first three, I dug out Tom Miller's great 1979 'Angler's Guide to Baja California' for some more names of popular species.

As noted below with a link, Gene Kira's MexFish.com is excellent, having fish ID photos, and it is great that the site is still online!

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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 08:10 AM


Thanks DavidK! I remembered "Dorado" from George Bergin's fishing exploits. He would also catch "Sierra". Are those a type of mackerel?



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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 08:15 AM


https://www.mexfish.com/fish/srra/srra.htm

https://www.mexfish.com/fish/fish.htm

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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 08:40 AM


Quote: Originally posted by DaliDali  
https://www.mexfish.com/fish/srra/srra.htm

https://www.mexfish.com/fish/fish.htm

[Edited on 1-3-2019 by DaliDali]


Thanks, DaliDali - this is exactly what I was looking for.




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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 09:07 AM


Barrilito is skipjack I think
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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 10:23 AM


Quote: Originally posted by tobias  
Barrilito is skipjack I think


Tom Miller has it as "Barrilete" (Black Skipjack. Euthynnus lineatus)




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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 01:39 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Quote: Originally posted by tobias  
Barrilito is skipjack I think


Tom Miller has it as "Barrilete" (Black Skipjack. Euthynnus lineatus)


Oh thats right, I always get that stuff just a little wrong.
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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 03:58 PM


If the name is not known, it seems popular to simply call it a 'Pez blanco'!



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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 04:11 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
If the name is not known, it seems popular to simply call it a 'Pez blanco'!




Really. Where:?:
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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 04:17 PM


.... any fish not in the book (fish can't read anywayz) = cabrilla :yes:



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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 04:26 PM


Quote: Originally posted by chippy  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
If the name is not known, it seems popular to simply call it a 'Pez blanco'!




Really. Where:?:


Fishing out from L.A. Bay, off the top of my head... but it was sure a universal instead of "I don't know", reply... Maybe a few years ago now.

EDIT: Back in the day when sharks were not the desired fish to eat, they were called Whitefish at restaurants.

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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 07:13 PM


Mexicans generally call anything that resembles a bass...Cabrilla
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