KOSHER FISH

Below is a comprehensive list of fish. To easily find what you are looking for, we recommend using the find function: (cntrl + F on PC) (cmnd + F on mac).

 

 

A

 

 Albacore See: Mackerel
 Alewife See: Herring
 Amberjack See: Jack
 Anchovies (Family Engraulidae). Including: European anchovy (Engraulis encrasciolus), North of  California anchovy (Engraulis mordax).
 Angelfish and butterfly fish (Family Chaetodontidae). Including: Angelfish (Holacanthus species,  Pomacanthus species).
 Atlantic Pomfret or Ray's Bream (Brama brama)

 

 

B

 

 Ballyhoo See: Flyingfish
 Barracuda (Family Sphyraenidae) Including: Barracuda and kakus (Sphyraena species).
 Bass, Sea Bass Temperate bass, Sunfish, Drums
 Bigeye (Family Priacanthidae). Including: Bigeyes or aweoweos (Priacanthus species).
 Blackfish See: Carp, Wrass
 Blacksmith See: Damselfish
 Blueback See: Flounder, Herring, Trout
 Bluefish or snapper blue (Pomatomus saltarix)
 Bluegill See: Sunfish
 Bocaccio See: Scorpionfish
 Bombay duck (Harpadeon nehereus)
 Bonefish (Albula vulpes)
 Bonito See: Cobia, Mackerel
 Bowfin Freshwater dogfish, or grindle (Amia calva)
 Bream See: Carp, Atlantic pomfret, Porgie
 Brill See: Flounder
 Buffalo fish See: Sucker
 Burbot See: Codfish
 ButterFish (Family Stromateidae), Including: Butterfish (Peprilus tracanthus);
 Pacific pompano (Peprilus similimus); harvestfish (Peprilus species)
 Butterfly fish See: Angelfish

 

 

C

 

 Cabrilla See: Sea Bass
 Calico bass See: Sunfish
 Capelin See: Smelt
 Carp and minnow (Family Cyprinidae), Including: the carp, leather carp, mirror carp (Cyprinus carpio);  Crucian carp (Carassius carassius); Goldfish (Carassius auratus); tench (Tinca tinca); Splittail   (Pogonichthys macrolepidotus); Squawfish (Ptychocheilus species); Scramento backfish or hardhead  (Orthodon microlepidotus); Freshwater bream (Abramis species, Blicca species); Roach  (Rutilus  rutilus).
 Carosucker See: Sucker
 Caviar (Must be from a kosher fish) See: Trout and whitefish (salmon), Lumpsucker (non kosher),  Sturgeon (non kosher).
 Cero See: Mackerel
 Channel bass See: Drums
 Char See: Trout
 Chilipepper See: Scorpionfish
 Chinook salmon See: Trout
 Chup See: Trout, Sea chubs
 Cichlid (Family Chichilidae), Including: Tilapias (Tilapia species); Mozambique mouthbrooder (Tilapia  mossambica); Cichlios (Cichlasoma species); Rio Grande perch (Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum)
 Cigarfish See: Jack
 Cisco See: Trout
 Coalfish See: Codfish
 Cobia, cabio, or black bonito (Rachycentron canadum) Cod, cultus, black, blue, or ling. See: Greenling,  Sablefish
 Codfish (Family Gadidae), Including: Cod (Gadus morhua), Haddock (Melanogrammus aegiefinus);  Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus); Pollock, saithe, or coalfish (Pollachius virens); Walleye pollock   (Theragra chalcogramma); Hake (Urophycis species); Whiting (Meriangiu meriangus); Blue whiting or  poutassou (Micromesistius poutassou); Burbot, lawyer, or freshwater ling (lota lota); Tomcods or  frostfish (Microgradus species).
 Coho salmon See: Trout
 Corbina or Corvina See: Drums
 Cottonwick See: Grunts
 Crapplie See: Sunfish
 Creville See: Jack
 Croacker See: Drums
 Crucian carp See: Carp
 Cubbyu See: Drums
 Cunner See: Wrass

 

 

D

 

 Dab See: Flounder
 Damselfish (Family Pomacentridae). Including: Blacksmith (Chromis punctipinnis); Garibaldi   (Hypsypops rubicunda).
 Doctorfish See: Surgeonfish
 Dolly Varden See: Trout
 Dolphin fish or mahimahis (Coryphaena species) Not to be confused with the Mammal called Dolphin or  Porpoise, which is non kosher.
 Drums and croaker (Family Sciaenidae), Including: Seatrout and carvina (Cynoscion species);  Weakfish (Cynoscion nebulosus); White seabass (Cynoscion nobillis); Croaker (micropogon species,  Bairdiella species, Odontoscion species); Silver perch (Bairdiella chyrsura); White or King croaker  (Genyonemus lineatus); Black croaker (cheilottena saturnum); Spotfin croaker (Roncadorstearnsi);  Yellowfin croaker(Umbrinaroncador); Drums (Pogonias species, Stellifer species, Umbrina species);  Red drum or channel bass (Sciaenops ocallata); Freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens); Kingfish or    king whiting (Menticirrhus species); California corbina (Menticirrhus undulatus); spot or lafayette   (Leiostomus xanthurus); Queenfish (Seriphus politus); Cubbyu or ribbon fish (Equetus umbrosus).

 

 

E

 

 Eulachon See: Smelt

 

 

F

 

 Flounder (Families Bothidae and Pleuronectidae). Including: Flounder (Paralichthys species, Liopsetta   species, Platichthys species,etc.); Starry flounder (Platichthys stellatus); Summer flounder or fluke  (Paralichthys denatus); Yellowtail flounder (limanda ferrugina); Winter flounder, lemon sole or  blackback  (Pseudopleuronectes americanus); Halibut (Hippoglossus species); California halibut  (Paralichthys Californicus); Bigmouth sole (Hippoglossina stomata); Butter of scalyfin sole  (Isopsetta  isolepis); "Dover" sole (Microstomus pacificus); "English" sole (Parophrys vetulus); Fantail  sole (Xystreurys liolepis); Petrale sole (Eopsetta jordan); Rex sole (Glyptocephalus zichirus); Rock  sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata); Sand Sole (Psettichthys melanostictus); Slender sole (Lyopsetta exillis);  Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera); Pacific turbots (Pleuronichthys species); Curlfin turbot or sole  (Pleuronichthys decurrens); Diamond turbot (Hypsopsetta guttulata); Greenland turbot or halibut  (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides); Sanddab (Citharichthys species); Dab (Limanda species); American  plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides); European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa); Brill  (scophthalmus  rhomus). But not including: European turbot (Scophthalmus maximus or  Psetta  maximus).
 Fluke See: Flounder
 Flyingfish and halfbeak (Family Exocoetidae); Flyingfish (Cypselurus species, and others); Ballyhoo or  balao (Hemiramphus species).
 Frostfish See: Codfish

 

 

G

 

 Gag See: Sea bass
 Garibaldi See: Damselfish
 Giant kelpfish (Heterostichus rostratus)
 Gizzard shad See: Herring
 Goatfish or surmullet (Family Mullidae). Including: Goatfish (Mullus species, Pseudupeneus species);  Wekes or goatfish (Mulloidichthys species, Upeneus species); Kumu (Parupeneus species); Red  mullet (Mullus surmuletus).
 Gobies (Family Gobidae), Including: Bigmouth sleeper or guavina (Gobiomorus dormitor); Sirajo goby   (sicydium plumieri)
 Goldeye and mooneye (Hiodon alosoides and Hiodon tergisus).
 Goldfish See: Carp
 Grayling See: Trout
 Graysby See: Sea bass
 Greenling (Family Hexagrammidae), Including: Greenling (Hexagrammos species); Kelp greenling or  seatrout (Hexagrammos decagrammus); Lingcod, cultus orblue cod (Ophiodonelongatus);  Atkamackerel (Pleurogrammus monopterygius).
 Grindle See: Bowfin
 Grouper See: Sea bass
 Grunion See: Silversides
 Grunt (Family Pomadasyldae), Including; Grunt (Haemulon species, Pomadasys species); Margate  (Haemulon album); Tomtate (Haemulon aurolineattum); Cottonwick (Haemulon melanurum); Sailors  choice (Haemulon parral); Porkfish (Anisotremus virginicus); Black margate   (Anisotremus  surinamensis); Sargo (Anisotremus davidsoni); Pigfish (Orthopristis chrysoptera).
 Guavina See: Gobie

 

 

H

 

 Haddock See: Codfish
 Hake See also Codfish
 Hake (Family Meriucciidae), Including: Hake (Merluccius species); Silver hake or whiting  (Meriuccius  bilinearis); Pacific hake or meriuccio (Meriuccius productus)
 Halfbeak See: Flying fish
 Halfmoon See: Sea chubs
 Halibut See: Flounder
 Hamlet See: Sea bass
 Hardhead See: Carp
 Harvestfish See: Butterfish
 Hawkfish (Family Cirrhitidae). Including: Hawkfish (Cirrhitus species).
 Herring (Family Clupeidae), Including: Atlantic and Pacific herring (Clupae harengus subspecies);  thread herring (Opisthonema species); Shads (Alosa species); Shad or glut herring, or blueback   (Alosa  aestivalis); Hickory shad (Alosa mediocris); Alewife or river herring (Alosa pseudoharengus);  Gizzard shads (Dorosoma species); Menhaden or mossbunker (Brevoortia species); Spanish sardines  (Sardineila anchovia); European sardine or pilchard (Sardina pilchardus); Pacific sardine or pilchard  (Sardinops sagax); Spart (Sprattus sprattus)
 Hind See: Sea bass
 Hogchocker See: Sole
 Hogfish See: Wrass
 Horse mackerel See: Jack

 

 

J

 

 Jack Mackerel See: Jack
 Jack and Pompanos (Family Charangidae) Including: Pompanos, palometas, and permits  (Trachionotus species); Amberjacks and yellowtails (Seriola species); California yellowtail  (Seriola  dorsalls); Scads and cigarfish (Decapterus species, Selar species, Trachurus species); Jack  mackerel or horse mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus); Jacks and uluas (Caranx species, Carangoides   species); Crevalles (Caranx species); Blue runner (Caranx crysos); Rainbow runner  (Elagatis  bipinnulata); Moonfish (Vomer species); Lookdown (Selene vomer); Leatherback or lae   (Scomberoides sanctipetri); BUT NOT INCLUDING: Leatherjacket (Oligoplites saurus).
 Jacksmelt See: Silverside
 Jewfish See: Sea bass
 John Dory (Zeus faber)

 

 

K

 

 Kelpfish See: Giant Kelpfish
 Kingfish See: Drum, mackerel

 

 

L

 

 Ladyfish, or tenpounder (Elops saurus)
 Lafayette See: Drum
 Lake Herring See: Trout
 Lance or Launce See: Sand lance
 Largemouth bass See: Sunfish
 Lawyer See: Codfish
 Leatherback See: Jack
 Lingcod See: Greenling
 Lizardfish (Family Synodontidae)
 Lookdown See: Jack

 

 

M

 

 Mackerel See also: Jack
 Mackerel, Atka See: Greenling
 Mackerel and tuna (Family Scombridae), Including: Mackerel (Scomber species, Scomberomorus   species, Auxis species); Spanish mackerel, cero, and sierra (Scomberomorus species); King mackerel  or kingfish (Scomberomorus cavalla); Bonitos (Sarda species); Wahoo (Acanthocybius solanderi); tuna  (Thunnus species, Euthynnus species); Skipjack tuna (Euthynnus or Katsuwonus species); Albacore  (thunnus alalunga) But not including: Snake mackerel
 Mahimahi See: Dolphin fish
 Margate See: Grunt
 Menhaden See: Herring
 Menpachii See: Squirrelfish
 Merluccio See: Hake
 Milkfish or awa (Chanos chanos)
 Mojarras (Family Gerreidae) including: Mojarras (Eucinostomus species, Gerres species, Diapterus   species)
 Monkeyface Prickleback (Cebidichthys violaceus)
 Mooneye See: Goldeye
 Moonfish See: Jack
 Mossbunker See: Herring
 Mouthbrooder See: Cichlid
 Mullet See: Goatfish
 Mullets (Farnily Mugilidae) including: Mullets and amaamas (Mugil species); Uouoa   (Neomyxus  chaptallii); Mountain mullets or dajaos (agonostomus species)
 Muskellunge See: Pike
 Mutton hamlet See: Sea bass
 Muttonfish See: Snapper

 

 

N

 

 Needlefish (Family Beslonidae) Needlefish or marine gars (strongylura species, Tylosuru species)

 

 

O

 

 Opaleye See: Sea club

 

 

P

 

 Palometa See: Jack
 Parrotfish (Family Scaridae) including: Parrotfish and uhus (Scarus species, Siparisoma species)
 Perch See also: Temperate basses, Drums, Cichlid, Surfperch, Scorpionfish Perches (Family  Percidae) including: Yellow perch (Perca flavescens); Walleye, pike perch, or yellow or blue pike  (Stizostedion vitreum); Sauget (Stizostedion canadense)
 Permit See: Jack
 Pickerel See: Pike
 Pigfish See: Grunt
 Pike See also: Perch
 Pike (Family Esocidae) including; Pike (esox lucius); Pickerel (Esox species); Muskellunge  (esox  masquinongy)
 Pikeperch See: Perch
 Pilchard See Herring
 Pinfish See: Porgie
 Plaice See: Flounder
 Pollock See Codfish
 Pomfret See: Atlantic Pomfret
 Pompano See: Jack, Butterfish
 Porgie and sea bream (Family Sparidae). Including: Porgie (Calamus species, Diplodus species,  Pagrus species); Scup (Stenotomus chrysops); Pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides); Sheepshead   (Archosargus probatocephalus)
 Porkfish See: Gruntt
 Poutassou See: Codfish
 Prickleback See: Monkeyface prickleback, Rockprickleback (non kosher).

 

 

Q

 

 Queenfish See: Drum
 Quillback See: Sucker

 

 

R

 

 Rabalo See: Snook
 Ray's bream See: Atlantic pomfret
 Red snapper See: Snapper Redfish See: Scorpionfish, Wrass
 Roach See: Carp
 Rock bass See: Sunfish
 Rockhind See: Sea bass
 Rockfish See: Scorpionfish. Temperate bass
 Rosefish See: Scorpionfish
 Rudderfish See: Sea chub
 Runner See: Jack

 

 

S

 

 Sablefish or black cod (Anoplopoma fimbria)
 Sailors choice See: Grunt Saithe See: Codfish
 Salmon See: Trout
 Sand lance, launce (A mmodytes species)
 Sardine See: Herring
 Sargo See: Grunt
 Sauger See: Perch
 Scad See: Jack
 Scamp See: Sea bass
 Schoolmaster See: Snapper
 Scorpionfish (family Scorpaenidae), Including: Scorpionfish (Scorpaena species); California  scorpionfish or sculpin (Scorpaena guttata); Nohus (Scorpaenopsis species); Redfish, rosefish, or  ocean perch (Sebasters marinus); rockfish (Sebasters species, Sebastodes species); Pacific ocean  perch (Sebastes alutus); Chilipepper (Sebastes goodel); Bocaccio (Sebastes paucipinus);  Shortspine  thornyhead or channel rockfish (Sebastolobus alascanus)
 Scup See: Porgie
 Sea bass See also: Temperate bass, drum Sea bass (Family Serranidae) including: Black sea bass  (Centropristis species); Groupers (Epinephelus species, and Mycteroperca species); Rockhind   (Epinephelus adscensionis); Speckled hind (Epinephelus drummondhayi); Red hind  (Epinephelus  guttatus); Jewfish (Epinephelus itajara); Spotted cabrilla (Epinephelus analogus); Gag  (Mycteroperca microlepis); Scamp (Mycteroperca phenax); Graysby (petrometopon cruentatum);  Mutton hamlet (Alphestes afer) Sand bass, kelp bass, and spotted bass (Paralabrax species)
 Sea bream See: Porgie
 Sea chub (Family Kyphosidae) including: Bermuda chug or rudderfish (Kyphosus sectatrix); Opaleye   (Girella nigrican); Halfmoon (Medialuna californiensis)
 Seaperch See: Surfperch
 Searobin (Family Triglidae); Searobin (Prionotus species)
 Seatrout See: Drum, Greenling, Steelhead
 Shad See: Herring
 Sheepshead See: Porgie, Wrass
 Sierra See: Mackerel
 Silverside (Family Athernidae) including: Whitebait, spearing, or silversides (Menidia species);  California grunion (Leurusthes tenuis); Jacksmelt (Atherinopsis californiensis); Topsmelt   (Atherinops  affinis)
 Sirajo goby See: Gobie
 Skipjack See Mackerel
 Sleeper See Gobie
 Smallmouth bass See Sunfish
 Smelt (Family Osmeridae) including: Smelt (Osmerus species); Capelin (Malotus villosus); Eullachon   (Thaleichthys pacificus)
 Snapper blue See: Bluefish
 Snapper (Family Lutjanidae) including: Snapper (Lutjanus species); Schoolmaster (Lutjanus apodus);  Muttonfish or mutton snapper (Lutjanus analis); Red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus); Yellowtail  snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus); Kalikali (Pristipomoides sieboldi); Opakapaka   (Pristipomoides  microlepis); Onaga (Etelis carbunculus)
 Snook (Family Centropomidae) including: Snook orrabalo (Centropomus species)
 Sockeye salmon See: Trout
 Sole See also: Flounder
 Soles (Family Soleidae), Including: Sole or true sole (solea solea); Lined sole (Achirus lineatus);  Hogchoker (Trinectes maculatus).
 Spadefish (Family Ephippidae). Including: Spadefish (Chaetodipterus species)
 Spanish mackerel See: Mackerel
 Spearing See: Silverside
 Splittail See: Carp
 Spot See: Drum
 Sprat See: Herring
 Squawfish See: Carp
 Squirrelfish (Family Holocentridae), Including: Squirrelfish (Holocentrus species); Menpachii   (Myripristis  species).
 Steelhead See: Trout
 Striped bass See: Temperate bass
 Sucker (Family Catostomidae). Including: Buffalo fish (Ictiobus species); Suckers (Catostomus   species, Moxostoma species); Quillback or carpsucker (Carpiodes species)
 Sunfish(Family Centrarchidae). Including: Freshwater bass (Micropterus species); Largemouth bass  (Microterus salmoides); Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieui);  Sunfish (Lepomis species); Bluegill  (Lepomis macrochirus); Warmouth (Lepomis macrochirus); Rock bass or red eye  (Ambloplites  rupestris); Crappies or calico bass (Pomoxis species)
 Surfperch (Famly Embiotocidae). Including: Surfperch (Amphistichus species, Hyperprosopon   species); Seaperch (Embiotoca species, Hypsurus species, Phanerodon species, Rhacochilus   species); Blackperth (Embiotoca jacksoni); Pile perch (Rhacochilus vacca); Shiner perch  (Cymatogaster aggregata).
 Surgeonfish (Family Acanthuridae). Including: Surgeonfish and tang (Acanthurus species, Zebrasoma   species); Doctorfish (Acanthurus chirugus); Unicornfish or kalas (Naso species).

 

 

T

 

 Tang See: Surgeonfish
 Tarpon (Megalops atlantica)
 Tautog See: Wrass
 Temperate bass (Family Percichthyidae). Including: Striped bass or rockfish (morone saxatillis); Yellow  bass (Morone mississippiensis); White bass (Morojne chrysops); White perch (Morone americana);  Giant California sea bass (Stereolepis gigas)
 Tench See: Carp
 Tenpounder See Ladyfish
 Threadfins (Family polynemidae) including: Blue bobo (Polydactylus approximans); Barbu   (Polydactylus virginicus); Moi (Polydactylus sexfilis)
 Tilapia See: Cichlid
 Tilefish (Family Branchiostegidae) including: tilefish (Logholatilus chamaeleonticeps) Ocean whitefish  (Caulolatilus princeps)
 Tomcod See: Codfish
 Tomtate See: Grunt
 Tomsmelt See: Silverside
 Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis)
 Trout and whitefish (Family Salmonidae) including: Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar); Pacific salmon  (Oncorhtnchus species); Coho or silver salmon; sockeye, blueback or red salmon; chinook, king or  spring salmon; pink or humpback salmon; chum, dog or fall salmon, Trout (Salmo species) Brown  trout, rainbow trout or steelhead, cutthroat trout, golden trout, Chars (Salvelinus species); Lake trout,  brook trout, Arctic char, Dolly Varden, Whitefish and cisco (coregonus species and Prosopium   species); Cisco or lake herring (Corengonus artedii); chub (coregonus species); grayling (thymallus   Species)
 Tuna See: Mackerel
 Turbot See Flounder (some non kosher)

 

 

U

 

 Unicornfish See: Surgeonfish

 

W

 

 Wahoo See: Mackerel
 Walleye See: Perch
 Walleye pollock See: Codfish
 Warmouth See: Sunfish
 Weakfish See: Drum
 WhiteFish See: Trout, Tilefish
 Whiting See: Codfish, Hake, Drum
 Wrass (Family Labridae) including: Hogfish and aawas (Bodianus species); Hogfish or capitaine   (Lachnolaimus maximus); Tautog or blackfish (Tautoga onitis); California sheephead or redfish   (Pimelometopon pulchrum); Cunner, chogset, or bergall (Tautogolabrus adspersus)

 

 

Y

 

 Yellowtail See: Jack
 Yellowtail snapper See Snapper