List of Species

Maltese_Name

Scientific_Name

English_Name

Accola

Seriola dumerili

Greater amberjack

Aguza

Maja squinado

Spinous spider crab

Ajkla

Myliobatis aquila

Common eagle ray

Aljotta

Osteichthyes

 Mixed bony fish

Alonga

Thunnus alalunga

Albacore

Argentina

Argentina sphyraena

Argentine

Arznell

Spicara flexuosa

Picarel

Arznella

Spicara smaris

Picarel

Awrata

Sparus aurata

Gilthead seabream

Awwista

Palinurus elephas

Common spiny lobster

Barbun

Platichthys flesus

European flounder

Baqra

Mobula mobular

Devil Fish

Barbun imperjali

Psetta maxima

Turbot

Barbun tat-tbajja

Pleuronectes platessa

European plaice

Bazuga

Pagellus acarne

Axillary seabream

Bazuga Kahla

Pagellus bogaraveo

Blackspot seabream

Bies

Dactylopterus volitans

Flying gurnard

Boll

Dasyatis pastinaca

Common stingray

Boll tork

Dasyatis violacea

Pelagic stingray

Burqax

Serranus scriba

Painted comber

Bronja komuni

Buccinum undatum

Whelk

Cawl

Chromis chromis

Damselfish

Cawlun

Mycteroperca rubra

Mottled grouper

Cerna

Epinephelus marginatus

Dusky grouper

Hanzir

Polyprion americanus

Wreckfish

Xabla

Lepidopus caudatus

Silver scabbardfish

Cippullazza

Scorpaena scrofa

Red scorpionfish

Cipullazza tal-għajn

Helicolenus dactylopterus

Blackbelly rosefish

Ckala

Scyllarides latus

Mediterranean slipper lobster

Denci

Dentex dentex

Common dentex

Denci hotbi

Dentex gibbosus

Pink dentex

Dott tal-faxxi

Epinephelus aeneus

White grouper

Dott abjad

Epinephelus caninus

Dogtooth grouper

Fanfru

Naucrates ductor

Pilotfish

Fenek tal-baħar

Chimaera monstrosa

Rabbit fish

Fjammeta

Ammodytes tobianus

Small sandeel

Gabdoll

Cetorhinus maximus

Basking shark

Ghadma

Aspitrigla cuculus

Red gurnard

Gallina griza

Eutrigla gurnardus

Grey gurnard

Gallinella

Chelidonichthys lucerna

Tub gurnard

Gambli bojod

Parapenaeus longirostris

Deepwater rose shrimp

Gambli ħomor

Aristaeomorpha foliacea

Giant red shrimp

Gambli ħomor

Aristeus antennatus

Blue and red shrimp

Gambli roza

Plesionika martia

Golden shrimp

Gamblu (tal- Gangmu)

Palaemon serratus

Common prawn

Gattarell

Scyliorhinus canicula

Small-spotted catshark

Gattarell ta ħalqu iswed

Galeus melastomus

Blackmouth catshark

Gattarell tar-rukkal

Scyliorhinus stellaris

Nursehound

Gallinetta

Trigla lyra

Piper gurnard

Għarusa

Coris julis

Mediterranean rainbow wrasse

Granc

Cancer pagurus

Edible crab

Griebel

Sciaenidae

 

Gringu

Conger conger

European conger

Gurbell tork

Sciaena umbra

Brown meagre

Umbrina

Umbrina cirrosa

Shi drum

Gurdien

Alopias vulpinus

Thresher

Pixxiporku

Oxynotus centrina

Angular roughshark

Ħaddiela

Torpedo marmorata

Marbled electric ray

Ħaddiela sewda

Torpedo nobiliana

Electric ray

Ħaddiela tal-għajnejn

Torpedo torpedo

Common torpedo

Hmar

Balistes carolinensis

Grey triggerfish

Ħamiema

Raja alba

White skate

Ħut iehor

Osteichthyes

 

Ħuta Kaħla

Prionace glauca

Blue shark

Morina

Muraena helena

Mediterranean moray

Imsell

Belone belone

Garfish

Incova

Engraulis encrasicolus

European anchovy

Kaħli

Oblada melanura

Saddled seabream

Kaplat

Mugil cchelo

Thick lipped grey mullet

Kastardella

Scomberesox saurus

Atlantic saury

Kavall ghajnejh kbar

Scomber japonicus

Chub mackerel

Pizzintun

Scomber scombrus

Atlantic mackerel

Kelb gris

Carcharhinus plumbeus

Sandbar shark

Kelb il-baħar

Galeorhinus galeus

Tope shark

Kelb il-baħar abjad

Carcharodon carcharias

Great white shark

Klamari

Loligo vulgaris

European squid

Kubrit

Euthynnus alletteratus

Little tunny(=Atl.black skipj)

Kurazza

Sphyrna zygaena

Smooth hammerhead

Lacca tat-tbajja

Alosa fallax

Twaite shad

Lacca

Sardinella spp

 

Lacci sardinella

Clupea harengus

Atlantic herring

Lacci tal-faxx

Sardinella aurita

Round sardinella

Lampuki

Coryphaena hippurus

Common dolphinfish

Langostini

Nephrops norvegicus

Norway lobster

Lingwata ta l-erba' tikkek

Lepidorhombus boscii

Four-spot megrim

Lingwata tal-iskwami

Citharus linguatula

Spotted flounder

Lingwata komuni

Solea solea

Common sole

Linarda

Molva molva

Ling

Lipp abjad

Phycis blennoides

Greater forkbeard

Lipp tal-qawwi

Phycis phycis

Forkbeard

Lizz

Sphyraena sphyraena

European barracuda

Ljunfant

Homarus gammarus

European lobster

Makku

Aphia minuta

Transparent goby

Mankana

Trisopterus minutus

Poor cod

Baqra

Mobula mobular

Devil fish

Marlozz

Micromesistius poutassou

Blue whiting(=Poutassou)

Marzpan

Sparisoma cretense

Parrotfish

Mazzola

Squalus acanthias

Picked dogfish

Mazzola bla xewka

Mustelus mustelus

Smooth-hound

Mazzola tat-tbajja

Mustelus asterias

Starry smooth-hound

Mazzola tax-xewka

Squalus blainvillei

Longnose spurdog

Mengus

Lithognathus mormyrus

Sand steenbras

Merluzz

Merluccius merluccius

European hake

Mirli

Labrus merula

Brown wrasse

Mogħza

Diplodus puntazzo

Sharpsnout seabream

Morina

Muraena helena

Mediterranean moray

Moxt tal-baħar komuni

Pecten maximus

Great Atlantic scallop

Mulett ta' l-iswed

Mugil cephalus

Flathead grey mullet

Mulett tal-imcarrat

Liza ramada

Thinlip grey mullet

Mulett tal-misluta

Liza aurata

Golden grey mullet

Murruna ta seba gargi

Heptranchias perlo

Sharpnose sevengill shark

Murruna

Hexanchus griseus

Bluntnose sixgill shark

Pagella

Pagellus erythrinus

Common pandora

Pagru

Pagrus pagrus

Red porgy

Pastardella

Tetrapturus belone

Mediterranean spearfish

Petrica

Lophius piscatorius

Angler(=Monk)

Petrica tat-tbajja

Lophius budegassa

Blackbellied angler

Pixxi San Pietru

Zeus faber

John dory

Mola

Mola mola

Ocean sunfish

Pixxiluna

Brama brama

Atlantic pomfret

Pixxiplamtu

Lamna nasus

Porbeagle

Pixxiporku

Oxynotus centrina

Angular roughshark

Pixxispad

Xiphias gladius

Swordfish

Pixxitondu

Isurus oxyrinchus

Shortfin mako

Minfah

Capros aper

Boarfish

Plamtu

Sarda sarda

Atlantic bonito

Qarnit

Octopus vulgaris

Common octopus

Qarnit tal-Misk

Eledone moschat

Musky octopus

Raja lixxa

Raja miraletus

Brown ray

Raja tal-fosos

Raja clavata

Thornback ray

Raja tal-għajn

Raja montagui

Spotted ray

Raja tal-kwiekeb

Raja macrocauda

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Rajja petruza

Raja fullonica

Shagreen ray

Rajja tar-ramel

Raja radula

Rough ray

Raspa

Ruvettus pretiosus

Oilfish

Rebekkin

Raja oxyrinchus

Longnosed skate

Rebekkin skur

Raja batis

Blue skate

Rizza

Paracentrotus lividus

Stony sea urchin

Rondinella

Exocoetidae

Flyingfishes nei

Ruzetta

Xyrichtys novacula

Pearly razorfish

Sallura

Anguilla anguilla

European eel

Sardina kaħla

Sardina pilchardus

European pilchard(=Sardine)

Sargu

Diplodus sargus

White seabream

Sawrell

Trachurus mediterraneus

Mediterranean horse mackerel

Sawrella kaħla

Trachurus trachurus

Atlantic horse mackerel

Sawrella mperjali

Caranx crysos

Blue runner

Sawrella mperjali mibruma

Caranx rhonchus

False scad

Sawt

Trachinus vipera

Lesser weever

Sawt kbir

Trachinus draco

Greater weever

Serra

Lichia amia

Leerfish

Serra tas-snien

Pomatomus saltatrix

Bluefish

Serran

Serranus cabrilla

Comber

Sicc

Sepia officinalis

Common cuttlefish

Skalm

Synodus saurus

Atlantic lizardfish

Skorfna sewda

Scorpaena porcus

Black scorpionfish

Skorfna tal-għajn

Helicolenus dactylopterus

Blackbelly rosefish

Skorfna tat -tebgħa

Scorpaena notata

Small red scorpionfish

Skorfnott

Scorpaena notata

Small red scorpionfish

Sparli

Diplodus annularis

Annular seabream

Spnott

Dicentrarchus labrax

European seabass

Spnotta tat-tbajja

Dicentrarchus punctatus

Spotted seabass

Stokkafixx

Micromesistius poutassou

Blue whiting(=Poutassou)

Strilja

Stromateus fiatola

Blue butterfish

Sultan ic-cawl

Apogonidae

Cardinalfishes, etc. nei

Tannuta

Spondyliosoma cantharus

Black seabream

Tonn

Thunnus thynnus

Atlantic bluefin tuna

Tonn ta' għajnu kbira

Thunnus obesus

Bigeye tuna

Tonna bajda

Luvarus imperialis

Luvar

Tracna

Trachinus draco

Greater weever

Tracna lixxa

Trachinus vipera

Lesser weever

Trilja tal-ħama

Mullus barbatus

Red mullet

Trilja tal- qawwi

Mullus surmuletus

Surmullet

Trill

Mullus spp

Surmullets(=Red mullets) nei

Trumbetta

Macroramphosus scolopax

Longspine snipefish

Tumbrelli

Auxis rochei

Bullet tuna

Tunnaggi

Thunnus thynnus

Atlantic bluefin tuna

Tutli

Illex coindetii

Broadtail shortfin squid

Tutli

Todarodes sagittatus

European flying squid

Vopi

Boops boops

Bogue

Xabla

Lepidopus caudatus

Silver scabbardfish

Xilep

Sarpa salpa

Salema

Xkatlu

Squatina squatina

Angelshark

Xriegen

Diplodus vulgaris

Common two-banded seabream

Zagħrun

Centrophorus granulosus

Gulper shark

Zondu

Uranoscopus scaber

Stargazer

Tird

Labridae

 

Pellegrina

Pecten jacobaeus

Great Mediterranean scallop

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