List of Common Names Used
in Jamaica
n = 429
Common Name Language Scientific Name Reference
African perch English Oreochromis mossambicus 57448
Ajargo English Diodon hystrix 35141
Ajargo English Diodon holocanthus 35141
Alaya English Halichoeres radiatus 35141
Album English Haemulon parra 35141
Almaco jack English Seriola rivoliana 35141
Amberjack English Seriola dumerili 26235
Angelfish English Pomacanthus arcuatus 35141
Angelfish English Pomacanthus paru 35141
Angelfish English Holacanthus bermudensis 35141
Angelfish English Holacanthus ciliaris 35141
Atlantic bumper English Chloroscombrus chrysurus 35141
Atlantic spade English Chaetodipterus faber 35141
Atlantic spadefish English Chaetodipterus faber 35141
Bad lucks English Hypoplectrus unicolor 35141
Bad lucks English Hypoplectrus puella 35141
Bad lucks English Hypoplectrus indigo 35141
Bad lucks English Hypoplectrus guttavarius 35141
Bad lucks English Hypoplectrus nigricans 35141
Bad lucks English Hypoplectrus gemma 35141
Bad lucks English Hypoplectrus aberrans 35141
Balarton English Priacanthus arenatus 35141
Balarton English Heteropriacanthus cruentatus 35141
Balatan English Priacanthus arenatus 35141
Balloonfish English Diodon holocanthus 35141
Banana grunt English Haemulon chrysargyreum 35141
Banana grunt English Haemulon flavolineatum 35141
Banana grunt English Haemulon striatum 35141
Banded butterflyfish English Chaetodon striatus 35141
Bar jack English Caranx ruber 35141
Barra English Sphyraena barracuda 35141
Barracuda English Sphyraena barracuda 35141
Barracuda waitin boy English Clepticus parrae 35141
Barred hamlet English Hypoplectrus puella 35141
Bermuda chub English Kyphosus sectatrix 35141
Bigeye English Priacanthus arenatus 35141
Bigeye scad English Selar crumenophthalmus 35141
Bigeye squirrelfish English Myripristis jacobus 3156
Billfish English Istiophorus albicans 43
Black doctorfish English Acanthurus chirurgus 35141
Black durgon English Melichthys niger 35141
Black grouper English Mycteroperca bonaci 35141
Black hamlet English Hypoplectrus nigricans 35141
Black jack English Caranx lugubris 35141
Black margate English Anisotremus surinamensis 35141
Black parrot English Sparisoma aurofrenatum 35141
Black snapper English Hypoplectrus nigricans 35141
Black thicklip English Anisotremus surinamensis 35141
Blackbar soldierfish English Myripristis jacobus 35141
Blackfin snapper English Lutjanus buccanella 35141
Blackjack English Caranx ruber 35141
Blacktail English Haemulon carbonarium 35141
Blisterside English Sparisoma aurofrenatum 35141
Blisterside English Sparisoma chrysopterum 35141
Blownose English Scarus vetula 35141
Blue angel English Holacanthus bermudensis 35141
Blue angelfish English Holacanthus bermudensis 35141
Blue doctor English Acanthurus coeruleus 35141
Blue girl English Clepticus parrae 35141
Blue hamlet English Hypoplectrus gemma 35141
Blue kwab English Scarus coeruleus 35141
Blue mah English Thalassoma bifasciatum 35141
Blue parrot English Scarus coeruleus 35141
Blue parrot English Scarus vetula 35141
Blue parrotfish English Scarus coeruleus 35141
Blue rainbow English Scarus guacamaia 35141
Blue runner English Caranx crysos 35141
Blue tang English Acanthurus coeruleus 35141
Bluehead wrasse English Thalassoma bifasciatum 35141
Blueman English Scarus coeruleus 35141
Blueman English Scarus vetula 35141
Bluestripe jack English Caranx crysos 35141
Bluestriped grunt English Haemulon sciurus 35141
Bluestriped lizard English Synodus saurus 35141
Boga English Haemulon vittatum 35141
Bonefin English Paranthias furcifer 35141
Bonefish English Albula vulpes 35141
Bonnetmouth English Emmelichthyops atlanticus 35141
Bream English Etelis oculatus 35205
Bream English Lutjanus campechanus 35205
Brim English Etelis oculatus 35205
Brim snapper English Etelis oculatus 35205
Bucktooth parrotfish English Sparisoma radians 35141
Bumper English Chloroscombrus chrysurus 35205
Butter hamlet English Hypoplectrus unicolor 35141
Butterbun English Prognathodes aculeatus 35141
Butterbun English Chaetodon capistratus 35141
Butterbun English Chaetodon ocellatus 35141
Butterbun English Chaetodon sedentarius 35141
Butterbun English Chaetodon striatus 35141
Butterfish English Epinephelus adscensionis 35141
Butterfish English Trachinotus carolinus 35205
Butterfish English Cephalopholis fulva 35141
Butterfly fish English Chaetodipterus faber 35141
Cabali English Caranx hippos 35141
Cabali English Caranx latus 35141
Cabali English Caranx lugubris 35141
Cabalo English Caranx hippos 35141
Cabio English Rachycentron canadum 35141
Caesar grunt English Haemulon carbonarium 35141
Cardinal soldierfish English Plectrypops retrospinis 3156
Catfish English Sciades proops 35205
Cero English Scomberomorus regalis 35141
Chinaman English Myripristis jacobus 35141
Christfish English Sciades proops 35205
Chub English Kyphosus sectatrix 35141
Cigarfish English Decapterus punctatus 35205
Clown wrasse English Halichoeres maculipinna 35141
Cobia English Rachycentron canadum 35141
Comb grouper English Mycteroperca rubra 35141
Common jack English Caranx hippos 35205
Coney English Cephalopholis fulva 35141
Conga tony English Sargocentron coruscum 35141
Corn sugar English Holacanthus bermudensis 35141
Corn sugar English Holacanthus tricolor 35141
Coshubba English Holacanthus tricolor 35141
Couvalli jack English Caranx hippos 35205
Creole wrasse English Clepticus parrae 35141
Creolefish English Paranthias furcifer 35141
Crevalle jack English Caranx hippos 35141
Crevalle jack English Caranx ruber 26235
Day grouper English Epinephelus striatus 35141
Deady English Cephalopholis cruentata 35141
Deady English Epinephelus adscensionis 35141
Deady English Epinephelus guttatus 35141
Deady English Cephalopholis fulva 35141
Deepwater squirrelfish English Sargocentron bullisi 3156
Doctorfish English Acanthurus chirurgus 35141
Dog snapper English Lutjanus jocu 35141
Dog's tooth snapper English Lutjanus jocu 35205
Dogteeth snapper English Lutjanus jocu 35141
Dogtooth snapper English Lutjanus apodus 35141
Dolphin English Coryphaena hippurus 35205
Dotted scad English Decapterus punctatus 35205
Drum English Pareques acuminatus 35141
Drum English Equetus lanceolatus 35141
Drum English Equetus punctatus 35141
Dusky squirrelfish English Sargocentron vexillarium 35141
Fifer English Aulostomus maculatus 35141
Flatjack English Selene vomer 35141
Four-eye butterflyfish English Chaetodon capistratus 35141
French angelfish English Pomacanthus paru 35141
French grunt English Haemulon flavolineatum 35141
Fus stick grunt English Haemulon macrostomum 35141
Glasseye English Heteropriacanthus cruentatus 35141
Glasseye snapper English Heteropriacanthus cruentatus 35141
Goat mullet English Pseudupeneus maculatus 35141
Goatfish English Mulloidichthys martinicus 35205
Goatfish English Pseudupeneus maculatus 35205
Godbless English Lutjanus synagris 35141
Goggle-eye English Chloroscombrus chrysurus 35141
Goggle-eye English Selar crumenophthalmus 26235
Gray angelfish English Pomacanthus arcuatus 35141
Gray snapper English Lutjanus griseus 35141
Gray snapper English Lutjanus cyanopterus 35205
Graysby English Cephalopholis cruentata 35141
Graysby English Epinephelus adscensionis 35141
Greater soapfish English Rypticus saponaceus 35141
Green jack English Caranx hippos 26235
Green jack English Carangoides bartholomaei 35141
Green jack English Caranx crysos 26235
Greenblotch parrotfish English Sparisoma atomarium 35141
Grey angelfish English Pomacanthus arcuatus 35141
Grey doctorfish English Acanthurus tractus 35141
Grey snapper English Lutjanus griseus 35141
Grey triggerfish English Balistes capriscus 35141
Grouper English Epinephelus striatus 35205
Grunt English Haemulon album 35141
Grunt English Haemulon parra 35141
Gutong English Scarus iseri 35141
Gutong English Sparisoma aurofrenatum 35141
Hamlet English Epinephelus itajara 35141
Hamlet English Epinephelus morio 35141
Hamlet English Epinephelus striatus 35141
Hedgehog fish English Diodon hystrix 35141
Hedgehog fish English Diodon holocanthus 35141
Hedow English Gerres cinereus 35205
High-hat English Pareques acuminatus 35141
Hind English Epinephelus adscensionis 35205
Hind English Epinephelus guttatus 35205
Hog snapper English Bodianus rufus 35141
Hogfish English Bodianus pulchellus 35141
Hogfish English Bodianus rufus 35141
Hogfish English Lachnolaimus maximus 35141
Hognose mullet English Joturus pichardi
Honeycomb cowfish English Acanthostracion polygonius 35141
Horse eye jack English Caranx latus 35205
Horse-eye crevalle English Caranx latus 35205
Horse-eye jack English Caranx latus 26235
Hoseye conga English Neoniphon marianus 35141
Houndfish English Tylosurus crocodilus 35141
Indigo hamlet English Hypoplectrus indigo 35141
Jack English Caranx ruber 26235
Jacknife fish English Equetus lanceolatus 35141
Jewfish English Epinephelus itajara 35141
Joblin crow parrot English Scarus vetula 35141
John moriggle English Emmelichthyops atlanticus 35141
Jolthead porgy English Calamus bajonado 35141
Kete English Chaetodon capistratus 35205
Kwab English Scarus coeruleus 35141
Kwab English Sparisoma chrysopterum 35141
Kwab English Sparisoma radians 35141
Ladyfish English Albula vulpes 35205
Lane snapper English Lutjanus synagris 35141
Lantern jaw English Lutjanus mahogoni 35141
Lawyer English Halichoeres radiatus 35141
Leather coat English Chaetodipterus faber 35141
Longjaw English Tylosurus crocodilus 35141
Longjaw squirrelfish English Neoniphon marianus 35141
Longsnout butterflyfish English Prognathodes aculeatus 35141
Longspine squirrelfish English Holocentrus rufus 35141
Lookdown English Selene vomer 35141
Mackerabel English Synodus saurus 35141
Mackerel English Scomberomorus regalis 35141
Mahogany snapper English Lutjanus mahogoni 35141
Marbled grouper English Dermatolepis inermis 35141
Margate English Haemulon album 35141
Midnight parrotfish English Scarus coelestinus 35141
Miss darlington English Holocentrus rufus 35141
Miss darlington English Sargocentron coruscum 35141
Miss darlington English Sargocentron vexillarium 35141
Moonshine conga English Priacanthus arenatus 35141
Moonshine conga English Heteropriacanthus cruentatus 35141
Moonshine snapper English Priacanthus arenatus 35141
Moonshine snapper English Heteropriacanthus cruentatus 35141
Moontail English Scarus vetula 35141
Moontail English Sparisoma viride 35141
Mutton snapper English Lutjanus analis 35141
Nassau grouper English Epinephelus striatus 35141
Niggerfish English Melichthys niger 35141
Night sergeant English Abudefduf taurus 35141
Night snapper English Etelis oculatus 35205
Nightowl parrot English Scarus coelestinus 35141
Ocean cobbler English Chaetodipterus faber 35205
Ocean piper English Tylosurus crocodilus 35141
Ocean salmon English Elagatis bipinnulata
Ocean surgeon English Acanthurus tractus 35141
Ocean triggerfish English Canthidermis sufflamen 35141
Okra peji English Scarus vetula 35141
Ol'wife English Balistes vetula 35141
Orange anchovy English Anchoa spinifer 35205
Orange filefish English Aluterus schoepfii 35141
Orangespotted file English Cantherhines pullus 35141
Palometa English Trachinotus goodei 35141
Paragrate grunt English Anisotremus virginicus 35141
Peacock flounder English Bothus lunatus 35141
Permit English Trachinotus blochii 35141
Pilotfish English Abudefduf saxatilis 35141
Pilotfish English Abudefduf taurus 35141
Pimento grunt English Calamus pennatula 35141
Pink kwab English Sparisoma chrysopterum 35141
Pink parrot English Sparisoma chrysopterum 35141
Pink parrot English Sparisoma radians 35141
Pluma English Calamus pennatula 35141
Pogri grunt English Calamus bajonado 35141
Pogri grunt English Calamus calamus 35141
Point nose English Caranx ruber 35141
Pompio English Trachinotus blochii 35141
Porcupine fish English Diodon hystrix 35141
Porcupinefish English Diodon hystrix 35141
Porkfish English Anisotremus virginicus 35141
Pot cover English Chaetodipterus faber 35141
Pot cover English Pomacanthus arcuatus 35141
Pot snapper English Lutjanus synagris 35141
Princess parrotfish English Scarus taeniopterus 35141
Puddingwife English Halichoeres radiatus 35141
Queen angel English Holacanthus ciliaris 35141
Queen mullet English Mulloidichthys martinicus 35141
Queen parrotfish English Scarus vetula 35141
Queen triggerfish English Balistes vetula 35141
Rainbow English Scarus guacamaia 35141
Rainbow parrot English Sparisoma aurofrenatum 35141
Rainbow parrotfish English Scarus guacamaia 35141
Rainbow runner English Elagatis bipinnulata 35141
Red grouper English Epinephelus morio 35141
Red hind English Epinephelus guttatus 35141
Redband parrotfish English Sparisoma aurofrenatum 35141
Redbelly English Sparisoma viride 35141
Redfin parrot English Sparisoma rubripinne 35141
Redmouth grunt English Haemulon plumierii 35141
Redmouth grunt English Haemulon sciurus 35141
Redtail parrotfish English Sparisoma chrysopterum 35141
Reef butterflyfish English Chaetodon sedentarius 35141
Reef scorpionfish English Scorpaenodes caribbaeus 35141
Reef squirrelfish English Sargocentron coruscum 35141
Ringtail English Acanthurus tractus 35141
Rock beauty English Holacanthus tricolor 35141
Rock grouper English Epinephelus adscensionis 35205
Rock hind English Epinephelus adscensionis 35141
Rockfish English Mycteroperca bonaci 35141
Rockfish English Mycteroperca interstitialis 35141
Rockfish English Mycteroperca rubra 35141
Rockfish English Mycteroperca venenosa 35141
Rockhind English Epinephelus adscensionis 35141
Rockhind English Epinephelus guttatus 35141
Rockhind English Mycteroperca tigris 35141
Rockhind English Mycteroperca venenosa 35141
Rockhind English Dermatolepis inermis 35141
Roughscale kwob English Sparisoma rubripinne 35141
Roughscale parrot English Sparisoma rubripinne 35141
Round robin English Decapterus punctatus 35205
Roundhead English Myripristis jacobus 35141
Roundhead conga English Myripristis jacobus 35141
Saddle squirrelfish English Sargocentron poco 3156
Sailors choice English Haemulon parra 35141
Saint Ann's bay English Scorpaenodes caribbaeus 35141
Sammy johnson English Scarus iseri 35141
Sammy johnson English Scarus taeniopterus 35141
Sammy johnson English Sparisoma atomarium 35141
Samon English Elagatis bipinnulata 35141
Sand grunt English Haemulon parra 35141
Sand tilefish English Malacanthus plumieri 35141
Sandfish English Serranus tabacarius 35141
Sandy goggle English Haemulon aurolineatum 35205
Sargassum triggerfish English Xanthichthys ringens 35141
Satin English Etelis oculatus 35205
Scarld English Scarus coelestinus 35141
Scarld English Scarus vetula 35141
Schoolmaster English Lutjanus apodus 35141
Scrawled cowfish English Acanthostracion quadricornis 35141
Scrawled tilefish English Aluterus scriptus 35141
Sennet English Sphyraena picudilla 35205
Sergeant major English Abudefduf saxatilis 35141
Shad English Gerres cinereus 35141
Sheephead English Microspathodon chrysurus 35141
Sheephead English Hypoplectrus chlorurus 35141
Shy hamlet English Hypoplectrus guttavarius 35141
Silk English Lutjanus vivanus 35205
Silk English Lutjanus griseus 35205
Silvercoat jack English Seriola rivoliana 35141
Skip jack English Caranx ruber 35141
Sleep on grass English Scarus iseri 35141
Sleep on grass English Sparisoma radians 35141
Slimy head English Scarus vetula 35141
Slippery okra English Halichoeres maculipinna 35141
Smallmouth English Haemulon chrysargyreum 35141
Smallmouth English Haemulon striatum 35141
Smooth trunkfish English Lactophrys triqueter 35141
Snapper English Lutjanus jocu 35141
Snapper English Lutjanus synagris 35141
Snapper English Lutjanus griseus 35141
Snapper English Lutjanus analis 35141
Snit English Haemulon vittatum 35141
Snook English Centropomus undecimalis 35141
Snook English Sphyraena picudilla 35205
Snotty parrot English Scarus taeniopterus 35141
Soapfish English Rypticus saponaceus 35141
Solefish English Bothus lunatus 35141
Spanish grunt English Haemulon macrostomum 35141
Spanish hogfish English Bodianus rufus 35141
Spanish mackerel English Elagatis bipinnulata 35141
Spooted drum English Equetus punctatus 35141
Spot snapper English Lutjanus mahogoni 35205
Spotfin butterflyfish English Chaetodon ocellatus 35141
Spotfin hogfish English Bodianus pulchellus 35141
Spotted goatfish English Pseudupeneus maculatus 35141
Spotted scorpionfish English Scorpaena plumieri 35141
Spotted trunkfish English Lactophrys bicaudalis 35141
Squirrelfish English Holocentrus rufus 35141
St. Ann's bay English Scorpaena plumieri 35141
Stinging grouper English Scorpaena plumieri 35141
Stoplight parrotfish English Sparisoma viride 35141
Streamers jack English Trachinotus goodei 35141
Striped anchovy English Anchoviella guianensis 35205
Striped grunt English Haemulon macrostomum 35141
Striped grunt English Haemulon striatum 35141
Striped parrotfish English Scarus iseri 35141
Sugereye porgy English Calamus calamus 35141
Switchtail English Neoniphon marianus 35141
Tarpon English Megalops atlanticus 35205
Tenpounder English Elops saurus 35205
Thicklip grunt English Anisotremus surinamensis 35141
Thicklip grunt English Haemulon macrostomum 35141
Thread herring English Opisthonema oglinum 35205
Tiger grouper English Mycteroperca tigris 35141
Tikitiki English Thalassoma bifasciatum 35141
Tobacco fish English Serranus tabacarius 35141
Tobaccofish English Aluterus schoepfii 35141
Tobaccofish English Cantherhines pullus 35141
Tobaccofish English Aluterus scriptus 35141
Toothless anchovy English Cetengraulis edentulus 35205
Trumpetfish English Aulostomus maculatus 35141
Trunkfish English Acanthostracion quadricornis 35141
Trunkfish English Lactophrys trigonus 35141
Trunkfish English Lactophrys triqueter 35141
Trunkfish English Lactophrys bicaudalis 35141
Trunkfish English Acanthostracion polygonius 35141
Turbot English Canthidermis sufflamen 35141
Turbot English Xanthichthys ringens 35141
Turbot English Balistes capriscus 35141
Vermillion snapper English Rhomboplites aurorubens 35205
Welchman English Holocentrus adscensionis 3156
Welchman English Sargocentron vexillarium 3156
Wenchman English Holocentrus adscensionis 3156
White grunt English Haemulon album 35141
White grunt English Haemulon plumierii 35141
White margate English Haemulon album 35141
White pogret English Haemulon album 35141
Whiting English Malacanthus plumieri 35141
Wireback English Selene vomer 35141
Wireback English Trachinotus goodei 35141
Wrenchman English Holocentrus rufus 35141
Wrenchman English Lutjanus buccanella 35141
Yellow goatfish English Mulloidichthys martinicus 35141
Yellow jack English Carangoides bartholomaei 35141
Yellow-belly hamlet English Hypoplectrus aberrans 35141
Yellowfin grouper English Mycteroperca venenosa 35141
Yellowfin mojarra English Gerres cinereus 35141
Yellowjack English Carangoides bartholomaei 35141
Yellowmouth grouper English Mycteroperca interstitialis 35141
Yellowtail English Ocyurus chrysurus 35141
Yellowtail damsel English Microspathodon chrysurus 35141
Yellowtail hamlet English Hypoplectrus chlorurus 35141
Yellowtail parrot English Sparisoma rubripinne 35141
Yellowtail parrotfish English Sparisoma rubripinne 35141
Yellowtail snapper English Ocyurus chrysurus 35141
Carangue gros yeux French Caranx latus 35205
Coulihou French Selar crumenophthalmus 35205
Coulirou French Selar crumenophthalmus 35205
Crevaille French Caranx crysos 35205
Jurel French Caranx crysos 35205
Plateau French Chloroscombrus chrysurus 35205
Vivaneau French Lutjanus vivanus 35205
Cobbler Papiamentu Trachinotus goodei 35205
Toctoc Papiamentu Haemulon aurolineatum 35205
Kete Spanish Chaetodon capistratus 35205
Maripose Spanish Chaetodon striatus 35205
Róbalo Spanish Centropomus undecimalis 35205
Tampoco Sranan Notarius grandicassis 35205
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