The movie No Reservations has a fish market scene:

Woman: Good. What you got?

Fishmonger: I got fresh bluefin. Just came in like five minutes ago. I got baby mullets over there.

Woman: What's behind you there?

Fishmonger: Colorados.

Woman: Yeah, I'm gonna take some of those.

I am not sure if it refers to the state fish. I think it's doubtful. What is he talking about here? At Tᴚoɯɐuo's suggestion, I have added an audio clip to enrich the context (via Clyp, an audio sharing site).

  • Is he speaking with an American accent? Is he hispanic? – Tᴚoɯɐuo Apr 27 '18 at 22:15
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo He has a generic American accent. Honestly, if he had an accent that indicates foreign/immigrant background, I'd have mentioned it in the original post. I have just uploaded an audio clip of the conversation to add to the context. So any chance you would reconsider the downvote...? – Eddie Kal Apr 27 '18 at 23:14
  • We have no idea whether you could detect the difference between a native speaker of English and someone with a slight hispanic accent, so I asked if you knew anything more about the speaker. But I've upvoted now that you've added the sound clip. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Apr 28 '18 at 10:53
  • State fishes are not referred to by the name of their state. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Apr 28 '18 at 11:03

Yes. It is a type of snapper found in the Pacific. Colorado means "coloured" or "red" in Spanish, and this is a red fish. This word doesn't seem to be in the dictionaries, it is probably local to the coastal communities that fish those waters.

Example, on fishbase

(the state fish of Colorado is the Greenback cutthroat trout)


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