All fish and seafood fall under a specific classification.
Finfish – Freshwater
(fish that live in fresh waters)
Examples: catfish, lake trout, bluegill, perch, carp, pike, crappie, etc.
Saltwater Fish (fish that live in salt waters)
Examples: mackerel, salmon, snapper, weakfish, whiting, haddock, tuna, mahi mahi, whitefish.
(has eyes on one side of head, oval body shape)
Examples: sole, flounder, diamond turbot, halibut, sanddabs.
(has no bones, cartilage skeleton)
Example: shark, gray smoothhound.
Shellfish and Mollusks
Examples: conch, abalone, whelks.
Examples: clams, oysters, mussels.
(mollusk having a one-piece shell or no shells, usually move with one muscular ventral foot)
Examples: snails, limpets, slugs.
(having a shell with jointed appendages)
Examples: crayfish, crawfish, shrimp, lobster, prawns, snow crab, Dungeness crab, blue crab.
(marina animal with a head and eyes, arms with suckers attached to head, fin bearing mantle)
Examples: squid, octopus, cuttlefish, Humboldt squid.