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This is a list of the seafoods from the Provence-Côte d'Azur region, giving the French name, (class) and English name.


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Photo: [A collection of fish from the Marseilles Fish Market]

anchois -- anchovy
anguille -- eel [Photo]
baudroie -- angler-fish, frog-fish, sea-devil [ photo, with bouille]
blanchaille [palaïa] -- very tiny fish, such as small sardines and anchovies; used in pissala for the pissaladière.
bouille -- the fish for bouillabaisse
chapon -- fish, used for bouillabaisse
cigale de mer -- shellfish
congre -- conger eel
daurade royale -- gilthead
dorade -- sea-bream
encornet -- squid
favouille -- small crab
fiélas (congre) -- conger eel; essential for Niçois fish soup
galinette -- fish
girelle -- 20 cm, bright colored fish
grondin -- gurnard, gurnet
labre -- cuckoo wrasse
liche -- albacore
loup -- sea bas [Photo]
mange-tout (also petite friture) -- "eat-everything", tiny little fish
mérou -- grouper, a rocky-coast fish
merlan -- whiting
muge (also mulet) -- mullet
moules [musclé] -- mussels
moules à la marinière
nonat [nounat] (also poutine) -- alevin, fry, young fish
oursin violet -- sea-urchin
petite friture (also mange-tout) -- tiny fish [Photo]
petits poissons de roche -- fish: used as the base for bouillabaisse and Niçois fish soup
poulpe -- octopus
poutargue de martigues -- fish eggs
poutine [poutina] (also nonat) -- alevin, fry, young fish
rascasse -- hog-fish, used for bouillabaisse
rouget de roche -- red mullet [Photo]
saint-pierre -- flat fish
sard -- fish
sardine -- sardine
seiche -- cuttle-fish
serran [partago] -- fish from rocky coasts, similar to mérou
sole -- sole
soles marinière
telline -- shellfish
thon rouge -- tunny
turbot -- turbot [Photo]
violet -- shellfish

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