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List of Collective Nouns for fish



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Collective nouns for fish
The generic collective noun for any type of fish is a shoal or school ('school' generally refers to a group of fish of a single species, moving in full coordination either to avoid predators or in search of food)
A group of fish caught for consumption as food is called a catch or haul.
A group of young fish is called a fry.
A group of fish kept in a tank is called a kettle.
The other collective nouns used for fish are run, draft, scale, draught, drift and nest.
Collective nouns for various types of fish
SUBJECT COLLECTIVE NOUN USAGE EXAMPLE
angelfishcompanyA company of angelfish
archerfishcompanyA company of archerfish
barracudasbatteryA battery of barracudas
bassfleet, shoalA fleet of bass
blackfishgrindA grind of blackfish
codlap, schoolA lap of cod
dogfishswarmA swarm of dogfish
dragonetsswarmA swarm of dragonets
eelsswarm, bed, fryA swarm of eels
flying fishglideA glide of flying fish
goldfishglint, troublingA glint of goldfish
herringarmy, glean, shoalAn army of herring
mackerelshoalA shoal of mackerel
rainbow fishpartyA party of rainbow fish
sardinesfamilyA family of sardines
salmonbind, leap, school, shoal, run, draughtA bind of salmon
seahorsesherdA herd of seahorses
sharksshiver, school, shoalA shiver of sharks
stingraysfeverA fever of stingrays
swordfishflotillaA flotilla of swordfish
tunafloatA float of tuna
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