Could you spot the fish fake? Test your seafood fraud detective skills in our quiz

Could you spot the fish fake? Test your seafood fraud detective skills in our quiz

The Guardian

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A Guardian analysis this week exposed the vast scale of fish mislabelling. Can you name these repeat offenders?

This is often sold as red snapper. What is it really?

Trout

Mahi mahi

Tilapia

Swordfish

You order delicious grouper but what is this common substitute?

Catfish

Giant tiger prawn

Cod

Sea bass

“White tuna” is frequently on the menu, yet does not actually exist. What is this fish that’s used as a stand-in?

Guppy

Monkfish

Spiny dogfish

Butterfish

This fish is often slipped on to plates as the prized bluefin tuna. What is it really?

Mackerel

Skipjack tuna

Parrot fish

Anchovy

Hake is an increasingly popular fish prized for its flaky white flesh, but in shops and restaurants you might get fillets of this fish instead. What is it really?

Hoki

Barramundi

Cuttlefish

Dover sole

Surely you’re safe with cod – everyone knows what that tastes like, right? But studies show it’s often swapped for this in fish and chips – what is it?

Conger eel

John Dory

Pike

Haddock

And if you’re in the US and you order haddock, what is this fish that could be hiding under your batter instead?

Salmon

Sprat

American sole

Whitebait

7 and above.

Like shooting fish in a barrel – there are no fakes on your plate

0 and above.

Better luck next time! You’re not quite up to scale as a seafood detective

4 and above.

Not bad. You can spot a fish tale at a push

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