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Confused over Fish names?

When I moved from India, I found it very difficult to identify the fishes in the local market. In India I knew the local name of most fishes but in a foreign land it was difficult to select some. I was totally confused.All fish looked the same :) So I just referred to some fish related sites to get the local names and their english names along with pictures( a picture says a thousand words) so that one can identify the fishes easily with no further confusion. So no more confusion. The fish glossary contains fish name translation in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, konkani, bengali, marthi and Arabic names form the UAE and gulf market and some name in sindhi and balochi languages. You can check the reference at the bottom of the blog for malaysian, Singapore and Pinoy names for the fishes. Help me correct, if I have written any names wrong. Before going to the fish glossary , lets check the how to select a fresh fish and for Good Seafood Recipes check this page:


'The freshness Factor - How to buy Fresh Fish'


REDGILL DELIGHTBright scarlet gills/bright pink or red on a fish mean it’s freshly caught. A dull color is old fish. A red dye is often applied to the gills to make appear fresh , so beware

FIRMNESS TEST

Softness/mushy means fish is old, a hard form means freshness. Finger tips shouldn't leave an impression . Old Fishes are sometimes frozen to make it hard, to misled people


SNIFF TEST
Rotten fish have foul Smell. While selling in heaps rotten fishes are often mixed with fresh ones

TEXTURE AND SHINE
The skin should be shiny and moist. No brown Spots. It shows the sign of decay. must have an appearance of a live fish. A dull looking fish means OLD

COLOUR OF THE SLICES
When buying fillets look for neat, trim fillets with white translucent appearance

EYE TEST
Look for CLEAR bright,glossy and dark eyes and sunken,red or cloudy white eyes are real no-no

FOR CRABS & LOBSTERS
Fresh crabs and lobsters should be lively and frisky.Should be heavy for their size

SHELL FISH
Select shell fish tightly closed without any gaps/cracks

AROMA OF COOKED FISH
Fresh fish when cooked have a rich aroma, if fried or grilled the inside flesh would be bright white

For more details you can refer this site
Lets have a look at the Glossary with fish names in different languages.



FISH GLOSSARY

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Anchovy
Malayalam: Nethili, Kozhuva, Natholi, Netha , Nathal
Tamil: Nethali, Nethili, Thogai meen
Telugu: Nethallu, poorava ,Kelba, Poravallu
Kannada: Bolingei Kollathuru
Other: Capsali Mandli(konkani) Phasa, Phansa(bengali)Purasa, Churali Patua, Dinasi, motyala, Enaga, Onaga, Phansi
Arabic: Barriya,
Phyasa, padni(in pakistan)


Anchovy, Smelt


Anchovy is distinguished from smelt by the wide mouth and long eyes and relative position of fins with dorsal wholly behind








Barracuda (Sea Pike)
Barracuda
Malayalam: Neduva, chilavu, thinda,Koduva, Cheela, Thiruthakkadian, Sheelavu, Cheeelahoo
Tamil: Ooli, Pilinjan, ,Sheela, cheela, goli, gola, oozha, Seela
Telugu: Jellow
Kannada: Obantol, Kanaki.
Konkani: Tonki
Other: Ghalse, Badvi, Badri, Jaban Tal (Marathi) Goli, Gola, Oozha
Arabic: Al Gidd, Agam, al kebeer, sabaat
Kund(in Pakistan)






Barramundi / Bekti(Gaint sea Perch, Begti, Cock-up, seabass)
Barramundi (Bekti, Seabass, Gaint sea perch, cock-up)
Malayalam: Chemali narimeen, Nair meen, Nuddee meen, tanad, koduva, kolen
Tamil: Painee meen, Koduvai, Kodusa Keduwa, Koduwa, koduva, Painee Meen
Telugu: Pandu Chepa, Pandu Meenu, Pandu Koppa, pandu goppa
Kannada: Koliji, Mudar menu, koleji
Other: Koliji,Keliji (Kanada)Bekkut, Durruah (Oriya), Gariyu(gujarati)Khajura,Jiteda, Fitadar,
Khajuri (Marathi), Bekti Koral, River snapper, Chonak(chonak), Tamoshi, Englishmans fish
Arabic: Sarah, Nai sarah
Dangri (in pakistan)






Bluefin Travally
Bluefin travally
Malayalam: Vatta, Kuluvel, Oyupara, maduthala
Tamil: Parai
Telugu: Kuroogoo-Parah
Other: Shitap(marathi), Bluefin jack






Bombay Duck
Bombay Duck
Malayalam: Bummili
Tamil: Vangaravasi,
Telugu: Vanamattalu , Coco Muttah, Cucah Sawahri
Kannada: Banguli
Other: Bombil,Nehare,Bunmalo (Marathi) loitta,Lutia, Bumaloh(Bengali)Bumla, Gulchi (Gujarati) Bombil(Oriya)
Bombil, bombala(in pakistan)






Butterfish
Butterfish
Malayalam: Nachara
Kannada: Konande, Bonke(Black-banded trevally) [fish no. 3 in the image]
Other: Saudalo, karchani(Konkani) Pabda Jhol(Bengali)






Catfish
Catfish
Malayalam: etta, Valia Etta, Kaari , Thendu Kadu(Freshwater Stinging Catfish)
Tamil: Kelluthi, Kezhuthi, Mandai, Kaleru, Irung Keletee, Kellettee, Keliru
Kannada: Thede, Shede, Shede Galiya
Other: Pungas(freshwater), Tedi jella, jellalu, Ungilayi, Jella,walaga(Telugu) Kamada(Oriya), Kan Magur(Bengali) Walshingala, Walshingti(kanada) Nal Shingala(Marathi) Mogamshede, Pangusg, Shingala,Sangot, Sangtam, Shyade, Sangat, Vari Choongum, Varichundan Mushi
Arabic: Chim Khen, kumal
Khagga, Singhara, Kun (in pakistan)






Catla(Bengal Carp)
Katla, Bengal Carp
Malayalam: Karakatla, Karaka, Karacatla, Katla,
Tamil: Catla, Katla, Kendai, Theppu Meenu, Kanavi ,Koora-Kendai , Theppu Meenu ,Thopaameenu , Japan Kendai, Thoppu meen, Yamaneri kendai, Karavai
Telugu: Botchee, Botchi, Botcha , Krishnabotcha
Other: Bhakua, Baudhekera , Baudhekra (Assamese),Katla,Pla Kra Ho (Bengali), Bawas,Tambra,Thambra (Gujarati)Boassa,Chepti ,Bhakur,Katla (Hindi)Tambra,Katala,Pla Kra Ho (Marathi),Bahkur,Barkur,Bhakur (Oriya)Theil ,Theila,Thaila (Punjabi),Boassa (Rajasthani)








Clam
Clams
Malayalam: Kakka, Eninthti, Kakka matti
Tamil: Kilinjal, Matti(Vjtlia), inatti ,vari Matti, Panja matti, Vazhi, vazhukkumatti, Chippi(sometimes)
Other: Tisre, Khubbe, Tisrio, Teesrya








Cod
Malabar Reef Cod
Malayalam: Mullan, Sarghan, Chemmun, panna Mahi mahi
Tamil: Panna, Kalava
Other: Gobro(konkan), Kallmurya

Also check in Grouper






Convict Surgeonfish
Convict Surgeon
Malayalam: Kurichil, Nelalan, Varipara, Paalla
Tamil: Kozhimeen,
Kannada: mada
Telugu: Mootah








Crab
Crab
Malayalam: Njandu, Nandu
Tamil: Nandu
Telugu: Pitha, Peetha,
Other: Kekda, Kurlya, Aedi, Nona(Konkan)
Kekra, kukri,googoo tanga(in Pakistan)
Arabic:gabgoob, gubgub,saratan sabih






Cuttle
Cuttle Fish
Malayalam: Tonadi Kanava, Kalaan Kanava
Tamil: Kanavai, Totti kanava
Other: Maya Mach
Mayya, mus(in Pakistan)
Arabic: habbar






Dart(snubnose dart/Silver Pompano)
DART
Malayalam: Peeyada
Tamil: Kootili, kutili
Kannada: Kaduvai, Kokkare.
Other: Ladagoo, Katattitaka
Arabic: Tallaha, Al sibin, seben
Onaf, sonam, sonab(sindhi in Pakistan)








Dolphin Fish(Mahi Mahi)
Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi)
Malayalam: Avvnose, Abanoos
Tamil: Avlis, Kal vanna,badahlen, Koppurai Kula, ailai
Kannada: Abanoos
Arabic: Anfalous, bakti
Mahlar, amlooshk, amrusk(in pakistan)








Eel
Indian Conger Eel anf Fresh water Eel(brown)
Malayalam: Pambu meen, Malanjil , Manangil, Malungulu, Maniangal,malanjal
Tamil: Vilongu, Vilangu, Seram Pambu, Velangoo, Vlangu
Kannada: Kencholi, Hari Meenu
Other: Kamila(Bengali) Ahir(Marathi), Kolaav
Barn, Sankh, Saang (in pakistan)




Emperor/Mula/pigface bream
Emperor or Pigface Bream
Malayalam: valiya vilmeen, Kurali
Tamil: valai meen, Kulli kozhi meen, Vannatthi, Vilaimeen
Kannada: Erimeenu, Kokkare
Arabic : shaour, Sheiri Arabi,gahash
Mulla, Gadeer(in pakistan)






Fin Bream
( Japanese threadfin bream, Goldband, Pink perch)
Japanese Threadfin Bream
Malayalam: Navara, Kellimeen, Killimeen, Chengavaal, chennavira, henvaara,puthiyappalla kora
Tamil: Navara, Sennagarai, Navarei, karuppu Mattavan,Changarah, Kandal meen, thullu kendai
Kannada: Mudumagalu, madmal,madumagala
Telugu: chalaneera kanti, sallenganti
Other: Ruppan(bengali)Rain(gujarati)Rani(Marathi),rano krisi, bammi,
Arabic: sultan Ibrahim, hemamah, hamarah,bassi, abu sena
Katti, kolonto(in pakistan)


To view other Breams - Click here



THREADFIN BREAM
Threadfin bream a perch like fish that is found in coastal Asian waters. It is called a threadfin because of the filaments that hang from its tail.






Finletted Mackerel
See Horse Mackerel:
The torpedo scad, Megalaspis cordyla (also known as the hardtail scad, finny scad, finletted mackerel scad and cordyla scad), is a species of moderately large marine fish classified in the jack and horse mackerel family




Finned bulleye
Finned Bulleye
Malayalam: Unnimary, chuvana, chenvara
Tamil: Cheena Varai, Kakkasi
Kannada: Disco menu






Flying Fish
Flying Fish
Malyalam: kolal paravai, kola,baravi, Khola
Tamil: parava, Para Kola, Kola, Paravai Kola
Kannada: Parava menu
Thuri, Jirri(in pakistan)






Garfish
GarFish
Malayalam: Kola Meen, Kolaan, Karu thonamkunhi, Mural, kolan, Kokki(freshwater)
Tamil: Kola, Mural, Kokkimeen, Vellai murrel, moorel
Kannada: Kokkare, konti
Other: Kaikka,Kankely(bengali), tokali(Marathi) Kande toe, havu menu, tole








Goatfish
GoatFish
Malayalam: manakkam
Tamil: nagarai, navarai, kal nakharai, kulnaven
Telugu: Rahtee goolivinda
Kannada: Kurli, Purli
Arabic: hedie hammer,alu tamrah, hidi, Sultan ibrahim,kasarmala
Manori, kolonto(in Pakistan)






Greas Carp fish/ Reba Carp
Reba Carp
Malayalam: Reba, rogu
Tamil: Poorali, Coala Kendai, Aranjan Podi, Aringal
Telugu: Arju, Chittahri, Elamosa
Others:Raig, Batta(Bengali)Podha,Purha(oriya), Panjali, Rewah, Loli






Grouper(Reef Cod)
Grouper
Malayalam: Kalava, murumeen
Tamil: kalavan, panni meen, komeri, kelavan
Kannada: Guri, Gopra, Muri Meenu
Others: Bile koral
Arabic: Hammour, Semana, hader, kosher, khulkhull
Dhambo, Gisser, Klanch, Golori(in pakistan)




Grunt/Grunter bream/Silver Grunt
Grunter
Malayalam:Karukaruppan, Kurukuruppan
Kannada:Thondakappe,Thondo
Tamil: Cheri, Ghorakan, Kadichani, Kakan, Korukkai, Seraiah, Kalianthalai, komkee,Kalianthalai, Komkee, Kurumutti, Mullankra, Pullikurimeen
Telugu:Gorakka,Karuppi
Other:Karkara(marathi)
Arabic:Nagroor, Nagrur, Nakroor




Herring(5 spot)
Tamil: koimeen,nunalai


Herring

Herring(Indian)
Malayalam: Kannan Mathi




Herring gaint
Malayalam: Vallipoomen
Tamil: Mooran Kenda,Manna, Allathi, Ullahti




Hilsa/Indian shad
Hilsa or Indian Shad
Malayalam: Paluva
Tamil: Ullam, Oolum, Vengannai, Sevva
Other: Kodal Swadi, Paliya, Palasa, Mallas(kanada)Hilsa, Peddi(Vonog)( Konkani), killalu(telugu),ilisg(bangle), Chaksi(Marathi)Palwar, tikki palwar(in pakistan)




Horse Mackerel
Horse Mackrel
Horse Mackrel
Malayalam: Vankaad, Chamba, Koolipara, para, Vangada, Kanni Ayala
Tamil: Parai, Paarai, Vangada, Puli Parai, Thenga Parai, Vengadai Parai, Kilisai
Kannada: Bangada(big eye scad), Kodanate, Goukae(hard tail)
Others: Hado bangdo(Konkani)Par(Telugu)
Arabic: busaimy








Indian Scad
Indian Scad
Malayalam: Kozhiyala, Thiriyan,Vatta Kanni or Vattankanni(Big eye scad)
Tamil: Parai/Paarai. Kumara parai, Kilichai
Kannada: thidumpu
Arabic: Jinnis, Sima
Seem(in pakistan)

Different Type of scad:
Indian Scad



Jewfish(Ghol, croaker)
Jewfish
Malayalam: Kora, Manham, pallikora, Maham
Tamil: Kathalai, Panna, kopayen, Vari Kathalai,vanakathal,vellai kathalai, Kora
Telugu: pullipanna,gorasa,tella,katchelu,goraka
Kannada: Ghoti
Others: Bara Poa, Lambu(bengali)dodyaro(konkani)Poma, Goli, Balvi, Dodi, Dantya,Bengal corvine, vella jaltelle,karoos katlellr,bola
Arabic: Nagroor,shimahi
Mushka, chan, boro, tont(in Pakistan)






King Fish (some places its called Butter fish)
Kingfish - Click image for a bigger view
(For a bigger, better view click on the images)

Malyalam: Motha, kuluval mothai, kadal viral, mottah (some people call it neimeen , but neimeen is SEER fish)
Tamil: vajaram, kadal viral,batang,kuluval, Kadavara, Kadal-viral,Cuddul-verarl,Cuddal-verarl
Telugu: Vajaram, Peddah-mottah
Kannada: surmai
Other: surmai,visonu, viswon , Modasa (Gujarati) Madusa ,Muddus,sakla, Sakala (Marathi)
Sanghta, Aangh, Sanglor(in Pakistan – sindhi and balochi), Cobia(Black King fish)


Allied kingfish/Amberjack ( Seriola dumerili )
Allied kingfish/Amberjack, Punnara meen- Click image for a bigger view
Malayalam: Punnara Meen, Punnaara
Arabic: Hamam,Halwayo,Inch,Intias,Intyâs,Jibb,Sholah,Tsola
English: Allied kingfish, Amberjack, Great amberfish, Great yellowtail, Greater amberjack, Greater amberjack (German: Grosse Bernsteinmakrele) , Greater yellowtail, jenny lind, purplish amberjack, Rock salmon,Sailor's choice,Samson fish, Yellow tail



Leatherskin (Queenfish)
Leatherskin, Queenfish
Malayalam: Leather, koda
Tamil: Theera, Katta, Tol Para
Kannada: Palai-meenu
Arabic:Alsain,lihlah,Zelaa, Bassardareb
Aal, Saram,(in pakistan)




Little tunny/ Letti (refer TUNA)
Little tunny , Kawa kawa





Lizard fish
Lizard Fish
Malayam: Arranna
Tamil: Thumbili, thanni panna
Telugu: Cade mottah
Kannada: Aranai meenu
Arabic: Macarona, Abu al leban, baram
Koniari, bombala(in pakistan)






Lobster
Lobster
Malayalam: Konjan
Tamil: Singi Raal, Kalral, Singi Erali, Maaku Eral, Kal eral
Kannada: konju
Kikat, kikka(Pakistan)
Arabic: Kufea, shurkh al amaaq






Mackerel
Mackerel
Malayalam: Ayala, Aila
Tamil: kanangeluthi, Kana Kayuthai, kanaam, keluthi aila,Kumla, Augalai, Ailai, Kanangeluthi
Kannada: Bangde,Banguda, Telbangade
Telugu: Kannangadatha,kanagarthalu
Others: Bangda, Bangdo, Bangade,
Arabic: Basha, garfa,bagha
Srmai,surmaya, bangra(Pakistan)




Malabar Leaf fish
Mackerel
Malayalam: Panna karimeen,Karipidi, Chuttichi






Malabar thryssa/Malabar Anchovy
Malabar Thryssa/Malabar Anchovy
Malayalam: Manangu, Manang, Thryssa purava
Tamil: poruva, poorava, Nedum poruva
Kannada: Tharave, Larrae manangu










Malabar Trevally
Malabar Trevally  - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Paara
Tamil: Paarai, Thol Parai
Kannada: Kodavai, Bonke, Long fin trevally- Bonke koduvai
Arabic: Rabeeb, Sal, Jash, glaaef
Bangra, kakkar,pattar(in Pakistan)

Trevally  - Click for a bigger view







Mangrove Jack( Common name for Mangrove red snapper)
Mangrove Jack  - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Kalavayan
Tamil: Seppilli, Vekkattai, Thokkal, Pullikarayan Noolani






Milkfish(White Mullet)
Milk Fish  - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Poomeen,
Tamil: Chano chanos, Palmeen, Paal Kendai, Palai meen
Telugu: palabontha
Kannada: Hoovu menu, Hoomeenu
Arabic: Nemara, Eiffah
Ghonshi, Murru, Murra(in pakistan)





Moonfish
Moonfish - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Ambattan Para
Tamil: Kannadi Karel, Amattikatti, Ambattan para
Kannada: Hakkimeen
Gujarathi: Vaniani
Arabic: Halwayou





Mrigal(Cauvery White Carp)
Mrigal  - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Venkanda, Venkenda, Vellaranjan, Mrigal, Mrigalam, Venkata
Tamil: Mrigal, Venkendai, Venkendai, Pudukendai, Mrigala, Arinjan , Dudu Kendai, Vencandi, Mrigala, Gudu Kendai
Telugu: Arju, Yerramosu, Aruzu, Ballalamosa, Yerramosa
kannada: Mrigal, Mrigala, Dodda-arja
Other: Mrigal, Mrigala (Bengali) Mirka, Mariga, Mirrgah (Assamese) Morakhee, Nagari (Gujarati)Nain, Nainee, Narain, Mirki, Mrigal (Hindi) Mirga,Mirya, Mrigal (Marathi) Mirgali , Mirikali,Mirrga , Mirrgah (Oriya), Mori , Movakha (Punjabi)








Mullet
Grey Mullet and Red Mullet  - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Thiruta, maalan , Mallan, grey mullet-Thirutha, Red mullet - Kanambu
Tamil: Madavai kendai, Saala(small), Kavyangalu, velisa, Surada, madavakandai, Chiryakandai, Cheluva kandai, Gejameena kendai
Telugu: Koniga,bonthaparigi, Bontha Chepa, Kathiparego
Kannada: Male, Mala, Malu, Pare
Others: Bhangan(bengali)Hunra(in UP and bihar), Bol (in mumbai)Andawai, Boil, Parshey, shev , tali,manakai, Bata, chiryakandai,
Arabic: Biyah, maid, biah,wagena, arabi , (Red mullet: sultan Ibrahim)
Boi, meengh,tagan,mori, chhodi, pharra, murbo, mundi(in Pakistan)

Red Mullet and Indian Goatfish Difference
Red mullet and Indian goatfish (Parupeneus indicus) are often confused. The red mullets or surmullets are two species of goatfish, Mullus barbatus and Mullus surmuletus, found in the Mediterranean Sea, east North Atlantic Ocean, and the Black Sea.They are both favored delicacies in the Mediterranean, and in antiquity were "one of the most famous and valued fish".[Wiki]

Red mullet has a distinctive set of 4-5 broad, dark brown bands on the body.For a clear view check the picture with the close up of 2 mullets.Red mullet have a alternating blue and yellow lines on the head and snout, pink chin barbels with yellow tips, and blue spots in lines along the body.The red mullet is expensive since it tastes good and is easy to clean & bone.
Mullet Goatfish difference  - Click for a bigger view




Murrel (Striped snakehead; banded snakehead; common snakehead, Channa Striata)
(a freshwater fish variety known for its medicinal properties)

Murrel  - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Korava,Manathu kannan, Vatton, Vattudi
Tamil: Viraal, viral meen, koravai, pothi meenp
Telugu: Erramatta, mottu, mohkorava, thunda, korava
Other: Cheng (Bengali)daku(Marathi) haal, shawl, shol (Assam),Ikan aruan, haruan, ruan, tomam paya (Malaysia),
Soali (Pakistan)








Mussels
Mussels ,Kadukka - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: kadukka, kallummakkaya, kallumakkai,kakka,kadiika, kadalkai, kalliimakai, nilakakka
Tamil: aazhi, matti,Kallikai, Pachaiali, pachchai ali, chippi
Other:pacile, Ajeer, chippi






Oyster
Oyster - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Kakka, miriuga, Muni
Tamil: Sippy, Sippi,niuthlut chippi,muthu sippi–empty oysrer-sippi, live oyster-kavaddi
Other:kalawan, mukta jhinuk, moti simp






Parrot fish
Parrot Fish - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Pacha pheesam, kizhi meen, keli meen, kolimeen
Tamil: Pachai elimeen
Kannada: Gili meenu
Arabic: Hareed, Gain, durah






Pearl spot/green chromide
Pearl Spot - Karimeen - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: karimeen, Erimeen
Tamil: pattai, Seththa Kendai, Palincha, Karassar
Telugu: Cashimera
Others: Karimeen, kaagalsi,kaleram kagalsi, ( kalundar-in konkani), Putulkas








Perch
Perch - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Keeri, Kotha, Kallakeedam(Karippidi,karooppu-climbing perch)
Tamil: Kilichan, Keeli, keechan, Prachi,Palin-Kichan (Panaiyeri kendai, Paunieyri, sennal,-climbing perch))
Other: Pal(konkan), Naveri(marathi), Gahnu(oriya) (Kawai, koi,-climbing perch)
Telugu: chamallu,kataili, Baikeeli, kilipothu, ganam (Kavaiyan-climbing perch)
Kannada: keeli








Pomfret
Pomfret - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Aavoli, Akoli, Aakoli
Tamil: vawal, Vavwall, vaval,
Telugu: Tellachanduva(white), Nalla chanduva, Nalla sandawah(black)
Kannada: Manji, Bili Manji(silver) Kappu Manji(black)
Other: sagoti(Konkani)Paplet, chandava, halva, Saranga, poplait, chendu vallu, chanda, foli
chanda(silver), Rup Chanda(Chinese),
Arabic:zubaidy, halwayooh
Karopitho, kala-poplet, siak tighlum, kala pithoo(black)-(in pakistan)






Prawns/shrimp
Prawns. Shrimps - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Konch, chemmeen, Konj
Tamil: Eral, Eraal, ira
Kannada: Boli etti, etti
Other: Royyalu(Tl)jhinga,chingri,sungat,Chaha,harina,bagda,
Kalri, madak, jaira, lassa(pakistan)
Arabic: gambari

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRAWN AND A SHRIMP?




Rabbit fish
Rabbit Fish - Click for a bigger view
Arabic: safi, sunafi, oran, kalloron
Kakina,mahparri(in Pakistan)






Rayfish
Ray Fish - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: kottiva, Therandi, Tirandi, therandi
Tamil: thirukkai,
Telugu: Teki, belugiri,Tenku
Other: thorake(Kananda) Waghole(konkani), Shaplapata, Haush(Bengali)waghla, thirukkai
Pittan(pakistan)
Arabic-Luchmah,abu-safan






Red Snapper(Mangrove red snapper, river snapper, Jobfish)
Red Snapper, Sankara - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Pahari, Chemballi murumeen(black spot snapper)
Tamil: Sankara, Parithi vela meen, Sudhati, pulariam,sep pilli, Cheppilli, Chenganni,Thokkal,kalavai, Karuvalai, kondal, Seppilli/Noolani(Malabar Red snapper)
Kannada: Chemballi
Telugu: Thundava, Rangu, Kaliviya, Korameemu
Other:Rane, Ranga,choukya, Thamoshi(Konkani),Ratado(Guj)
Arabic:Hamra(red snapper), Neisarah (blackspot) yezak(jobfish) Umm al durais, kaleb, mergan
Hira, hiro, kunla, kanalcha(in Pakistan)






Ribbon fish/belt fish/Hairtail
Ribbon Fish, Belt fish - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Vaala, Thalayan, vala (boal- fresh water –attu valai)
Tamil: Vaalai,Bale, Savalai,Valai, vazhi meen (boal- fresh water –wallah)
Kannada: Pambole ,Hanbole,Saalai, pambol
Telugu: Savallu
Other: Chhuri mach, churi (Bengali)Kamble, Hambli, Baale(konkani)
Talwar, tinji, chindi(Pakistan)
Arabic:salsool, humalan




Rohu (Carp Fish)
Rohu, Rohita Carp - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Rohu, Rohitham
Tamil: rohu, Kannadi Kendai
Telugu: Bocha Gnadu meenu
Others: Roe, rohiti , row, Rahu, Ruee, Rui, Tapra, Dumra, Tambada masa






Sailfish (Indian sailfish)
Indian sailfish - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Ola-meen, Olameen
Tamil: Thalapaththu, Kopparan, Mayilmeen
Gujarathi: Kunga, Tadmachi
Marathi: Tadmasa
Arabic: Faras, Kheil al bahar




Salmon (Indian salmon/ Threadfin)
Indian Salmon, Threadfin - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: kaalaa,kora,bameen,
Tamil: kala,kaala, Thiravalai,
Telugu: maga, Budathamaga
Kannada: Darha, Balu, Ramus
Other: Raavaas, Rawas,ravs,lakhea, Kaala,ravns,ravese, Lakhua
Arabic: Andag






Sardines(pilchard are more bony)
Indian Oil Sardine - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: mathi, chaala(oil saradine-nalla mathi), veloori(white saradine)
Tamil: mathi,salai, Vellai Suda(White saradine), Paichalai, Kavalai, neethu Kavalai
Telugu: Kavallu, Noonakaala(Oil sardines), Noona Kavallu
Kannada: Boothai, buthai, Boige(oil saradine) Pedi, Erabai-deep bodies, Berjal Swadi-white saradine
Other: kanda,tarlo, Tarsulo(round bellied saradine) (Konkani) Haird (Marathi)Pedvey,chareeaddee,
pedi,baige,tarle,trale,tori,bhutai,
Arabic: Ooma, alfa, aida
Palli, palla, goi , mitti(in pakistan)






Sawfish
Saw Fish - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: vakusravu
Tamil: Vela, Vezha, Uluvai
Telugu: yalla
Khari-mangar, lair, lairo, suddo, chaiti(Pakistan)
Arabic:syaf








Seer fish(Spanish mackerel)
Sear Fish - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: naymeen,naimeen,ayokora,ayakura,
Tamil: Vanjaram,naimeem, Savara, Mavulasi, Cheela, Nettaiyan Cheela, Mavuladi
Telugu: Vanjaram,Konema
Kannada: neimeenu Arkale, Anjal, Dandi, Bawan,Ayakoorai
Other: surmai (Konkani)surma mach, surmai, ison, seela(in some places of tamil nadu),
Arabic: kanad, Chanaad khubat, derak
Kalgund, kulgun,Ghore, gore(in pakistan)








Shark
Sharks - Blue fin shark, hammer head shark , Dog Shark - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: sraavu, choraku, Shravu
Tamil: sura,Sorrah
Kannada: thatte, balliar(tulu/kannada)
Telugu: Sora, Soraputtu
Others: mori (Konkani)Boalu, zori,sorrah,
Arabic: jargoor, gursh,lakham, walad
Mangra, Pishi kamot, sorapi pishik(Pakistan)






Silver barfish/ Dorab Wolf herring
Silver barfish
Malayalam: mulluvala, Vala
Tamil: karu vaali, Mullu Vallai, Valai
Others:Korli(Konkani), Karli, Mullibala
Arabic:Helf










Silver belly/ Pony fish/silverbelly
Silver belly, Pony fish - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Thali mullen, kaea, karal, mullen, nalla mullen
Tamil: kaaral podi, kaarai,thata kavel, kavel, ,karal, kara podi
Kannada: Guruku, Kurchi, kurichi
Other: Kadal bale, Kurli bale. Kodu bale(kanada) surgutta,velli (Konkani),gurkku,kampa,(khampi-(Konkani)kara(telugu)
Mith, Kaanteri, Neela punto(in pakistan)
Arabic:Saal, Geraish








Silver biddy/majorras
Silver biddy,majorras - Click for a bigger view
Tamil: uduvan,oodan,udagam, Velludan
Malayalam: pranjin,kodian purachi
Kannada: Paiya, Hole bainge,
Other: Shekti(konkan)
Arabic: badah,bedha, kass
Jerki, Mudro(in Pakistan)






Silver moony/Silver Bat fish/finger fish/diamond fish/silver moonfish
Silver moony - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Aakoli, Vavalmeen
Tamil: Parrandan Moolen, Purrandee
Kannada: Hakki Meenu(moonfish) , Belli menu
Girpai, Mith(in pakistan - sindhi and balochi), Chandlak(marathi)
Arabic: farsoug, Farsuk








Solefish
Malabar Sole, Tongue Sole - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: nang, nangu, Manangu
Tamil: nangu,naaku meen, virahi, Manangu
Kannada: Nangu Lyamp ,Chirate nangu, Guddel Nangu / Nangu.
Other: Bashpata, Kukurjib(Bengali)
Telugu: korra menu
Other: lep(Konkani)moral, repti, leppe, pooli kuchi,sola,
Arabic: lisan, Al thor lesan al-baher
Muna swasoo, Phani, bans-patta, buti, swaso(Pakistan)




Squid
Squid - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: kanava
Tamil: oosi kanawa, kanavai, kadama
Mayya, mus(in Pakistan)
Arabic:naggar








Tilapia
Tilapia - Click for a bigger view
Tamil: kari, neyyi,jilapi,jilehi,thilaepia
Arabic: boulty




Threadfin bream(refer fin bream)
Tamil: Rani menu,sankara




Tuna
Skipjack Tuna - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: choora, chura
Tamil: soorai, vari soorai(skip jack) mas choora
Kannada: Gedare(Skip jack) Peepa, kedar, gedar, Surai menu(little tuna, kawakawa)
Other: chura,choora,toona,bugudi,tokke,kawakawa (little tuna)
Arabic: taban, tuban, shiriwa,zainoop
Pakistan: Chuki, chunki, Dawan, ulus(kawakawa)kishki(skip jack)

Identify Albacore, Atlantic Bonito, Bigeye, Blackfin Tuna, Kawakawa, Little Tunny, Pacific Bonito and Yellowfin Tuna






Turbot
Indian Turbot - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Manthal, Aayiram Pali
Tamil: Potha, Pothal, Erumei-Nakku
Telugu: Dodda Nangu, Kolli Nangu , Noree-Nalaka
Other: Kuppa machli, Haro Jeeb (Gujarati) Bhakas (Marathi)
Hajam, dandani, kochuk(Pakistan)
Arabic: Kubzet al bahar,madas
Indian Spiny Turbot,Indian Halibut,Indian Turbot (English)



Halibut
A halibut is a type of flatfish from the family of the right-eye flatfish
The Turbot is a left-eyed flatfish








Vela
Vela - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: velavu,vella para
Tamil: vela meen




Wahoo
Wahoo - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: Ayakoora
Ghore, gore, yahoo(in Pakistan)






White fish/false trevally
(For image refer Malabar Trevally)

White fish, False trevally - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: parava, Kuthuppu, Paravas, Kadu
Tamil: neer suthumbu, sudumhu, Guthippu
Telugu: Sadumi
Bukko, chilanker(in pakistan)






Whiting/ Indian whiting/lady fish/sillago
Ladyfish, Sillago - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: poozhan,noongal, poovan, nangol, cudeerah
Tamil: kilangan, kelangan,kilachi, kelakkan
kannada: Kane, nogli
O :kisu fish,mudoshi (Konkani), Tular dandi(lady fish) kane, nogli, murdosh, kilanganan
Viat, Mushk, Bhambor, Hashoor(in pakistan)
Arabic: hassom






Yellowfin tuna
Yellow fin Tuna - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam: valliya chura, poovan choora
Tamil: keerai
Kannada: Kedar, Sooral menu
Arabic: gaider, thamad







Reference:

www.mpeda.com/
www.fishbase.net/
zipcodezoo.com/
www.biosearch.in/
www.eol.org/
fishinfo.siffs.in/main/index.php (Maalayalam and tamil)
fishesinkerala.blogspot.com/ (names in malayalam)
risikan.lkim.gov.my/ikan/Spesisikan.htm (Malaysian Market)
habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks/marinefish/picslist.htm (Singapore)
parisaramahiti.kar.nic.in (Karnataka fisheries)
www.stuartxchange.org/FishNames.html (Philippine )
www.uae.gov.ae/uaeagricent/fisheries/photo_fish_en.stm (For UAE MARKET)
http://www.enhg.org/alain/phil/fish/fish.htm
www.saudi-fisheries.com/EN/Company/Products/ (Saudi Arabian Market)
www.ycfml.com/yemenfish.htm (Yemen)
www.omanfisheries.com/ (Oman)
www.agri-history.org/pdf/fish_article.pdf (In sanskrit)
http://fishindex.blogspot.com/2009/04/convict-cichlid-amatitlania.html
http://agritech.tnau.ac.in/fishery/commercial%20fish_india.pdf




188 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was helpful.Thx

Vinotys said...

What a great work man..You deserve a applause..Hats off to you..

വയ്സ്രേലി മുക്കില്‍ അംജിത് നെടുംതോട് said...

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amjith

Anonymous said...

This was very helpful. I have heard about Punnarameen but I didnt know it was Amberjack. Now I can buy it. Thanks

lok said...

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Anonymous said...

amazing stuff its so helpful
thnks alot man.

Anonymous said...

Hey this is so so helpful. thank you loads

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

thanks for the information. quite useful

Anonymous said...

excellent its very helpful people like me who stand for a long time in fish market to identify and call mother to know what it is.

S Lloyd said...

Very useful post.
Sometimes we search all around for names of fishes. Here's the solution to that headache. Very informative! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Great work Dude!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Exelent post,very much useful information,hatsof to the author.
Reg,
Fishlover karthik

Anonymous said...

Excellent details. Very useful.
Well, can sombody tell me what is the name of salmon and sardine in oriya language.
Reg
Mishra

Anonymous said...

for d past 6 months i have been eating only mackeral n king fish coz i didnt know d english names of d fish that i love. now thanks 2 this site i can enjoy all my fav fish.. yummmm

Anonymous said...

EXCEllent!! super helpful and very interesting!! Thank you

Anonymous said...

Great collection along with photos. Please post the names of fish in Marathi/Konkani..

Anonymous said...

Great collection! Buddy do you know what category Trout/Rainbow trout falls into...I love that fish... and it has a very nadan taste..so I am sure its something available in India too..

Princess said...

very informative. thank you

Sunshine said...

Trout is a fish of perennial mountain streams of clear cool water of high (above 6 p.p.m.) oxygen content and thrives in lakes also.

Trout is a group of Salmonid fishes, is well known as excellent game fish in India.It is not indigenous to India but was brought by British angling enthusiasts separately into Kashmir, Nilgiris, Kodai and Munnar range of Kerala.

Trout normally inhabit cold waters ranging from zero degree to twenty degree centigrade.

I don't have an idea if these fishes have a local name in kerala or tamilnadu. Mostly its called as Rainbow trouts

kothiyavunu.com said...

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Anonymous said...

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Hats off to your Work..

Anonymous said...

This is really helpful... great work done.. Thank u so much

Anonymous said...

this is so good n is indeed helpful thanks!!!!!!!!

youth said...
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youth said...

this site is so helpful i often got confused while going to market with the fish names as i live in tamilnadu this site help me to differentiate with tamil and malayalam fish names thanks a lot for the information

JISHA said...

THIS WAS VERY HELPFUL...THANK YOU VERY MUCH...:)

foodiebash said...

excellent post

Anonymous said...

awesome post thanks alot..

KAUSHIK CHATTERJEE said...

Hey!
Its a nice collection. Thanks for the post.
I would like to add few Bangali names in the list.
Ray Fish -'Shankar Machh' .
Small Shark -'Bowal' and large shark -'Hangor'
Tilapia - 'Talapia'
Lobster -'Bagda Chingri'/'Golda Chingri'
Crab - 'Kankra'
Clams - 'Shamuk'
Barramundi - 'Bhetki'

corrections
Hilsa is called 'ilish' and not 'ilisg'
Butterfish is not 'Pabda'. Pabda is some other fish.

Kaushik

bal said...

GOOD WORK, excellent. Thanks very much.

harmeq said...

Its good but Ireally wanted the bengali names...could u incorporate tht?

Noel Pereira said...

Excellent blog. Very good information. Thank you very much

FINNEY said...

A wonderful site. Thanks for all the good work. I've been recently exploring some live fish sold in Kolkata. Magur, Shol, Tangra, Koi. Very tasty. Anybody know their English or Malayalam names?

Finney

Anonymous said...

This is Ashiq.. Excellent collection... keep on update...

Chandru said...

Here is a collection of fish names in English, Tamil, and some scientific names

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ahv0LiCTKUvMdGI5VFdUODY5RHZ2R3RmNmZaeVBYR1E&hl=en_GB

Anonymous said...

God bless you.
-monoottan

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. Very good collection. It helped me explaining my parents a lot. They know all local names and I know all english names...

Anonymous said...

This is a very good collection about fish names. if can transliterate (http://www.google.com/transliterate)those names in malayalam also then it will be more useful.
thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

Excellent...Thanks a lot. too good website...Both image and names are very useful...I can find a fish now...

Anonymous said...

Great blog man...keep it up

Anonymous said...

great site, with good information

fairy said...

really informative

Anonymous said...

Common snakeheads are known as varaal (വരാല്‍)) in Kerala -wiki

Anonymous said...

Murrel or Snake Jeads are called BARAAL in Andhra too.

Tuna is called KUPPA in Marathi

Nice blog and keep up the good work!

Sunshine said...

Thanks for sending in your suggestions,comments and corrections.


Many fish go by the generic name "butterfish." Butterfish is a market name for several different types of fish.Mostly for the oily or butter content in these fishes they are locally known so.


Escolar is often sold under various names like "butterfish", "Hawaiian walu" or "super white tuna".

Butter fish is also known as chinese pomfret or white pomfret fish or pompano

American butterfish is also known as dollarfish, shiner, skipjack, sheepshead, or harvestfish.

Black cod or sablefish is also sometimes confused as butterfish in some places

In kerala King fish and Punnarameen / Poonara meen(Greater amberjack) are confused as butterfish.

X----------------------------X

In Kerala these fishes are also called :
Emperor: Velameen
Butter Fish: Punnarameen
Rainbow Runner : Kadal Poomeen

X----------------------------X

In the Gulf Market
Emperor Bream (Sherri),
King Fish (Qanat),
Travelly (jest/jash)

Other Names for these fishes;
Indian Salmon/Four Finger Treadfin
Anchovy/White Baits

Thanks & Keep Visiting :)!!!

sowmiya said...

i like this site very much

kamatchi said...

this is useful to all.

Kishore nv said...

Excellent Job. Thanks for the info. This is what exactly I was looking for. Kudos....

NAGARAJ BELLAD said...

nice work.... keep it up, god bless you

NAGARAJ BELLAD said...

great work... keep it up

ilmuller said...

I also would like THANK YOU SO MUCH for this great job. I went to the market today.... then home....and search through this blog the fishes I found in the market. Once more Thank you! Now I will loke for some recipes... :-) Ingrid

Bangalore Tupperware said...

Thanks a lot :)

Arulraj NR said...

This is a great - great piece of research and a wonderful gift to many fish-loving southees settled/working in other states/countries. Thanks . Arulraj, Thanjavur

Anonymous said...

Excellent Work....

Anonymous said...

I saw a small booklet in fish market today,targeting the UAE fish lovers.

You can download it @
http://www.choosewisely.ae/uae_consumer_guide.pdf

with good pictures and arabic/english names.

Eat but choose your fish wisely so that you can relish them in future too.

NSP said...

Thanks a ton, I shud say!!! Really really helpful!!!!

Anonymous said...

great work keep it up .........so many names its a dictionery....a summary....concise. compact with pictures....i dont have words to appreciate .....thanks a lot for helping thousands of people in this regard....thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

My wife is a vegetarian but she cooks fish for me and the kid especially. This info was very useful to us.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful work of cataloging my dear friend.

If you please correction!

Manthal/Turbot in general refers to a brown flat seasonal sea fish from kerala,2 to 4" long,mostly used as dry fish almost comparable to river water Tongue-sole/sole fish.

I am happy if it is helpful.

Ug Joseph.I

Balu Indana said...

From my childhood I use to eat different fishes...now I am 30, but still I am confused with fish types. Its always a big puzzle to me to identify fish and know the names. After seeing your fish catalog..now I find it easy to identify fish.. and say with confidense what the kind of fish it is...Thanks a lot Dear...a big applaud to your efforts

Anonymous said...

Amazing post!! this was very helpful. Thank u for posting.Could u plz tell me what is the english name for sheri?

DHerbert said...

Excellent!

Anonymous said...

Simply awesome!! Great work!!!

Anonymous said...

Very very helpful, great effort.

Anonymous said...

Great post dude..its really good

Anonymous said...

Really great blog. Hats off

Anonymous said...

Thanks, this is a great blog. Rich with info, for people who are craving for such details, living outside India...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this. Awesome!

Sunshine said...

@Anonymous, May 24, 2012,

Sheri/shaari fish is known as Emperor. A popular fish in middle east espc. UAE,Oman

Anonymous said...

Great Work ...

Anonymous said...

nalla meen.......great work.........i like it...........

alatchao said...

please let me know , what you called Tilapia fish in hindi or gujarati, email alatchao@yahoo.ca thanks

Anonymous said...

Appreciate your efoorts. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

This was VERY informative.. But for one thing, the names and the corresponding language names are VERY confusing. If you could make some consistent form without a language name like "other" that will be great.

also could i PLEASE request typing them in at least one Indian script so we would all know exactly how to pronounce them? or if possible in each individual script with the help of some crowd-sourcing ??

THANKS

വിമന്ത്ര said...

your effort is really appreciable for sharing this such a wonderful information.
you did a great job

Ravichandran.K said...

Thanks very much!!!... it is wonder information(with pictures) where i can get all the fish details at one stop...

Anonymous said...

great job
thank u

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

excellent work man thanks a lot for the trouble

Anonymous said...

i would like to know which fish will more tasty & give the rankings based on taste!!
satya

Anonymous said...

i would like to know which fish will more tasty & give the rankings based on taste!!
satya

Priya S said...

Thanks for the comprehensive collection of fish names translated in indian languages....applaud your efforts and hats off!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for listing the different names of the fishes with pics....I truly appreciate your patience and effort....:)

Anonymous said...

Appreciate your effort,thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Though a converted vegan, my family still cooks fish dishes. Being a foodie, I read some of your recipes, which I am going to pass on to my family and your attempt at creating the glossary for fish names. Great work!!!

Francis Xavier Vasan said...

Very Good work.Congratulations. I am from a fisherman family from south tamilnadu. Some of the fish names are mismatch with the name we call in our area. Of course different fishes, different people and different name.

Anonymous said...

I didn't find so much information even on fisheries dept website.

Thanks a lot for taking effort to share the knowledge. Amazing work !!.

Anonymous said...

Amazing work!! Thanks a lot for sharing this information.

Couldnt even find so much info on fisheries dept. website

Anonymous said...

Amazing work!! Thanks a lot for sharing this information.

Couldnt even find so much info on fisheries dept. website

Anonymous said...

u hav did a gr8 work....
very helpful...
gr8 applause... :)

mathew said...

a very helpful and informative blog...........

Anonymous said...

a very helpful and informative blog...........

Anonymous said...

For starters I would like to applaud you for taking the time to put together this article. For me its the other way around when it comes to the names. I know the English ones but not the Indian ones. The pictures come in handy for the ones I am not sure about as I can show them to my parents and they know exactly which ones I am after. So thank you so much and your effort is very much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Nicely written... Some confusion abt king fish and seer fish.

Cosmos said...

Exhaustive and mostly exact list of fish that enables one to identify all the fish that are available in the place! Many websites give different names to the same fish shown. This blog clears mind of the confusion that is created by those websites. Thanks for its contents for having given more insight on the fish names.

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athithi_4u said...

Great post...appreciated

M. Akhtar said...

It is an extremely helpful site to identify the fish. Many names in local language has not been given. For example Mackerel in Oriya is Bijiram or Binjiram,Sardines in Oriya is Kokili, Cat fish black is Magura and the white one is Kantia in Oriya.River Catfish white is Jalanga.There are many more names The author should have an interactive place to upload local name against each fish. Any way a great site for naturalists. M.Akhtar,Life Member ,Bombay Natural History Society, Bhubaneswar, Orissa

dilkhush said...

Extremely comprehensive! You must have put a lot of work in it. Will bookmark for future reference.

Anonymous said...

Good work. That must have taken a lot of efforts. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Good work.Very useful.Thank u

rahul said...

Very very helpful. i could finally get a fish which my mom wanted to eat. :)

kovainaturopathichome said...

Great thresher with multilingual efforts.
kovainaturo

Swati Dasgupta said...

Wonderfully interesting work, you rarely come across such meticulous information. Please could you add the health benefits of river fish against seafish. Thanks

Arun said...

very helpful!!!

Vamsi Krishna said...

Hi,
As per my knowledge "snakehead" is called "koramenu" in telugu.

red-snapper is not koramenu, but a substitute for koramenu in USA.

Excellent work you have done.

Anonymous said...

Excellent work.
Hats off to you.

Anonymous said...

Really good work done. Had a hard time to explain to some person name for Korli finally got the answer as Vala

Anonymous said...

very informative, thanks a lot !!

Anonymous said...

Thanks .. very informative

kUMAR said...

Kollamm thanks Thykkooden kidangal.

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John. from Bahrain said...

An excellent work, you need recognition for this.

Anonymous said...

WOW. Thanks, it was really helpful. Settled in Australia it help me identify what I am eating.

Anonymous said...

thank you so much. very helpful.

Anonymous said...

dsreake roomsReally a good work,nice effort to collect the names with their pictures. Laud ur efforts ....Great Please pursue...

Anonymous said...

Good blog and very helpful information now let me catch some fish now...... :)

Thank you
Mouse mathi

Anonymous said...

Very informative ... Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thank u.. It was very helpful.. Great work..

gitu said...

very informative. Thank you..

deepak said...

If ever there was a need for a blog, this is it. Bookmarked.

Anonymous said...

i'm very much thankful to you, you deserve a great applause, good keep it up

masuma said...

Nice Article

manab said...

Its a wonderful article. Great work. Its helping people like us to get to the names of fish in different language.. Thanks..

Anonymous said...

Excellent post very helpfull

Anonymous said...

Very exhaustive & informative...hats off..man!

Jisha said...

Very helpful...Thank you so much..:)

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Unknown said...

what is the name for basafish

Anonymous said...

Very Informative, Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Very Informative, thanks

hp said...

very nice information. appreciate the effort

Waqas Usman said...

Real nice work of presenting fish items.
Great work. really helpful that was.

Anonymous said...

Hi ! kudos to your effort !
the information is a treat for fish lovers like me

Thanks a ton !!

Unknown said...

karodo -karodo koti pranam!hats off to you!
plzzzzzzzzzz tell me,what is indian fish ---marral,found in hyderabad, called, in usa or in english?

Anonymous said...

Maral - Gaint Snakehead or Murrel.
It has medicinal value. Check the picture of Murrel in this page, and see if its the same you are referring to.


http://thewebsiteofeverything.com/animals/fish/Perciformes/Channidae/Channa-marulia
Common names

Ara in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Augenfleck-Schlangenkopf in German (Deutsch)
Avalu in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Aviri in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Aviu in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Bhaura in Nepali (नेपाली)
Bohr in Hindi (हिन्दी)
Bral in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Bullseye snakehead in English
Bullseye snakehead in Spanish (español)
Chaeru veraal in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Channa marulius in French (français)
Coaree veralavuree in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Curuva in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Dowlah in Punjabi
Gajal in Bengali (বাংলা)
Gajar in Bengali (বাংলা)
Giant snake head in English
Giant snakehead in English
Gozar in Bengali (বাংলা)
Great snakehead in English
Haal in Assamese (অসমীয়া)
Hoovina-mural in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Intiankäärmeenpää in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Iru viral in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Kalamasa in Marathi (मराठी)
Kæmpe-slangehovedfisk in Danish (dansk)
Kubrah in Punjabi
Madinji in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Maral in Marathi (मराठी)
Nga-yan-daing in Burmese (ဗမာစာ)
Ngamuporom in Manipuri
Pa gooan in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pa gooan in Laotian
Pa kouan in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pa kouan in Laotian
Pba gooa in Laotian
Phool-mural in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Phoola-chapa in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Pla tjon gnoo aow in Thai (ไทย)
Pool-a-malle in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Poomenu in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Pumuri in Hindi (हिन्दी)
Pumurl in Hindi (हिन्दी)
Puveral in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Saal in Oriya (ଓଡ଼ିଆ)
Sal in Bengali (বাংলা)
Saul in Nepali (नेपाली)
Saura in Nepali (नेपाली)
Sawal in Punjabi
Sawl in Punjabi
Trey raws in Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
Vral in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Zmeegolov-maruliy in Russian (русский язык)
पुमुरी in Hindi (हिन्दी)
सोरा in Nepali (नेपाली)
सोल in Nepali (नेपाली)
গজার in Bengali (বাংলা)
ਸਾਵਲ in Punjabi
ਕੁਬਰਾ in Punjabi
அவிரி in Tamil (தமிழ்)
அவீரீ in Tamil (தமிழ்)
கோரி வராலவுரீ in Tamil (தமிழ்)
பூவிரால் in Tamil (தமிழ்)
పూల అ మల్లి in Telugu (తెలుగు)
ಮದಿಂಜಿ in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
ചേറു മീന് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
ബ്രാല് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
巨鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
巨鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
眼鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
眼鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
西氏鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
西氏鳢 in Mandarin Chinese

Anonymous said...

What are Bengali fishes LOTTE and BHOLA called in English and Kannada

Which indian fishes are high in calcium?

Sunshine said...

Barramundi or Asian Sea Bass is also know as bhola or bhola bhetki in bengali.

Lotiya is known as Bombay Duck in english.

Check the kanada names in this page

Also find bengali fish names in this wiki page-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fishes_in_Bangladesh


Sunshine

Sunshine said...

Fish Name in Bengali and English -part1

Artamim-Long-whiskered catfish
Along-Bengal Barb
Angrot/Kharsa-Angrot
Anju-Zebrafish
Arwari-Menoda catfish
Baghair-Dwarf goonch
Baim-Zig-zag eel/Tire track eel
Bhetki-Barramundi
Balichura-Balitora minnow
Balichura-Rainbow minnow
Bamush-Bengal eel
Bane-hara-Indianmottled eel
Bansh-pata/Debari-Sind danio
Bansh-pata/Bati-Broad-mouthedmullet/Large-scaled mullet
Barali-Barred baril
Baril/Joiya-Hamilton's barila
Bata/Bangna-Reba
Bata-Bata
Batasi-Indian potasi
Bechi-Whitespot/Blue panchax
Bele-Scribbled goby
Bele-Tank goby
Bhadi puti Pool barb
Bhangan-Boga labeo
Bhol-Troutbarb
Kuli/Bhut bele-Dusky sleeper
Bilchuri-Mottled loach
Boal-Wallago
Borguni-Jarbua terapon
Bou/Rani-Bengal loach
Bou mach-Hora loach
Bou mach-Reticulate loach
Murari-Carplet
Magor/Shing-Indian torrent catfish
Chondon Ilish-Toli shad
Chapila-Ganges River Gizzard Shad
Chapila-Indian River Shad
Chebli-Giant Danio
Cheka-Squarehead Catfish
Chela-Silver razorbelly minnow
Chela-Large razorbelly minnow
Chela-Finescale razorbelly minnow
Chenua-Sisor Catfish
Chep chela/Laubucha-Indian Glass Barb
Chitol-Clown Knifefish
Foli/Chitol-Bronze featherback
Chuna-Honey gourami
Chunobele-
Dahuk-Boddart's goggle-eyed goby
Dahuk-Walkinggoby
Dari(fish)-
Darkina-Flying barb
Darkina-Slender rasbora
Darkina-Gangetic scissortail rasbora
Dhal magor-
Ek thouta-Wrestling half beak
Gechua-Walking snakehead
Gagla-Gagora catfish
Gong magor-Grayeel-catfish
Gong tengra-
Kabashi Tengra-Gangetic mystus
Ghor poi-ya-Suckerhead
Ghonia-Boggut labeo
Ghor poa-
Ghora chela-
Ghora mach-
Gilipunti-Golden barb
Gobi(fish)-
Goti poa-Largescale archer fish
Gozar-Great snakehead
Grasscarp-Grasscarp
Gura tengra-
Gutum-Annandale loach
Gutum-Guntea loach
Hatchetfish-
Ilish-Hilsa shad
Jaya-Jaya
Kechhki-Ganges river sprat
Kechhki-Yellow tail mullet
Kajuli-Gangetic ailia
Kajuli-Jamuna ailia
Kakila-Fresh water garfish
Kalibaus-Orange-fin labeo
Kachon punti-Rosy barb
Kani pabda-Butter catfish
Kani tengra-Painted catfish
Karati hangar-Knifetooth sawfish
Kathal pata-Pansole
Katol-Catla
Kawai'in-Climbing perch
Keti (fish)-
Khailsha-Banded gourami
Khaksa-
Kharu-Rice-paddyb eel
Khorsula-Corsula
Koi-Climbing perch
Koirka-
Koitor-Coitor croaker
Koksa-
Kosuati-
Kuchia-Cuchia
Kuli (fish)-Duckbill sleeper
Kumirer khil-
Kumirer khil-Crocodile-toothpipe fish
Kumirer khil-Deocata pipefish
Kursha (fish)Kalabans
Kuta kanti-Conta catfish
Kutakanti-
Lal kholisha-Dwarf gourami
Lomba chanda-Elongateglass perchlet

Sunshine said...

Fish Name in Bengali and English -part2

Modhu pabda-Pabdah catfish
Magur-African catfish/North African catfish
Minorcarp-
Mola punti-Glass-barb
Mola-Indian carplet
Mrigol-Mrigal
Muri bacha-
Muribacha-Garua Bachcha
Nandil-
Napte koi-Badis
Neftani-Frail gourami
Nilotica-Nile tilapia
NodoiGangetic leaffish
Nuna bailla-
Nuna-tengra-Long whiskers catfish
Olive danio-
Pabda catfish-Pabo catfish
Panga-Javaloach
Pangas-Yellowtail catfish
Pankal baim-Barred spiny eel
Pathar chata-
Phasa (fish)-Gangetic hairfin anchovy
Phopa chanda-Himalayan glassy perchlet
Phutani punti-Spottedsail barb
Poa (fish)-Pama croaker
Poia-Gongota loach
Potka-Green pufferfish
Pug-headedmudskipper-Giant mud skipper
Puiya-Burmese loach
Puiya-Loktak loach
Punti (fish)-Swamp barb
Punti (fish)-Puntio barb
Putitor mohashoul-Golden mahseer
Mohashoul-
Rajputi-Java barb
Ranga chanda-Indian glassy fish
Rata boura-Purplespaghetti-eel
Rita(fish)-Rita
Rivercatfish-
Rui-Rohu
Sapla pata-Pale-edged stingray
Savon khorka-
Shada ghonia-Kuria labeo
Shankhachii-Banded eagle ray
Shillong (fish)-Silond catfish
Shingi-Stinging catfish
Shoul-Snakehead murrel
Shorpunti-Olive barb
Silvercarp-Silver carp
Snakeeel-Longfin snake-eel
Tengra-Strippeddwarf catfish
Suncush-Dwarf whipray
Suncush-Cowtail stingray
Taki (fish)-Spotted snakehead
Tapse-Mango Fish/Cichlid
Tara baim-Lesser spiny eel
Tengra-Day's mystus
Tengra-Striped dwarf catfish
Tepa-Ocellated pufferfish
Teri punti-Onespot barb
Tiashol-Barca snakehead
Tilapia-Mozambique tilapia
Tit punti-Ticto barb
Titari-River stone carp
Tor mahseer-Tor mahseer
Utii-Chaguni

Source -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fishes_in_Bangladesh

Anonymous said...

This is excellent collections. Amazing!!. It is really superb!

Anonymous said...

Very helpful especially Fish lover like me. Thank you very much.
Regards,
Shamim Hasan

Khadri Fazila said...

oops! what amount of unselFISH effort put in for the benefit of others. Amazingly helpful for fish lovers,when we read articles by nutrition experts giving English we are at wits end to know which fish they MEAN!( fish in tamil is meen!)Thanks for this informative
glossary.

Picador said...

Can someone please let me know the English name of Mallie ( Mallly) fish as sold here in Delhi , India. It is of small size , king-fish (Surmai) like and has scales like king fish, slight brownish in texture.Thanks

ARUN BOSE said...

Very informative...... Thank you.

ARUN BOSE said...

Very informative...... Thank you.

ARUN BOSE said...

Very informative...... Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Such a great site. Very useful for someone with no or less information on edible fish. Can't thank enough.

@venues said...

What is chooda called in English? It s a small flat fish

Swaraj said...

Thank you!

fakhruddin said...

Whew!! It's people like you who make browsing that much reliant. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Gd work. Very helpful.

Anonymous said...

Thanks buddy ! It's awesome & informative for all.
Thanks,

Anonymous said...

Very informative... excellent site

Anonymous said...

One could not ask for more !!!

Anonymous said...

thank you great for new cooks like me who are abroad! Btw not sure whether i missed it but what is the english name for the fish koori(malayalam )

Sunshine said...

Koori is called Mystus in english. Mystus is a genus of small to medium-sized bagrid catfishes that occur in South and Southeast Asia

1.Picture of Mystus

2.Picture of Mystus

Sunshine said...

Another name for koori fish Vaari.

In kannada its know as Haddu Meenu

SIDDHARTH NAGARKAR said...

thanks much. This is indeed helpful. I will now try different fish when i hop to the market

Anonymous said...

Great Job Thank You :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks dear ... its really helpful

Anonymous said...

Great!!! Very useful and more type of fishes names given.. thank you

Anonymous said...

Great!!! Very useful and more type of fishes names given.. thank you

beulah said...

Good work. Your thinking is phenomenal!!

Anonymous said...

I agree there was a great deal of work and labour that you have put in, but there were a number of errors in bangali names, I am not sure about the others. Kaushik please check before commenting on a public forum, Boal is not a shark. Please check..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boal_%28fish%29

Pabda is definitely a different fish, and pabda jhol is a dish..

Hope you correct some of these errors.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Sunshine ....Terrific job....Hats off...

hanson jose said...

in my school days we use to catch karup fish ... from ponds and small streams old people says that even the pond is dry ed and if tr is mud it can bury it self and stay alive till the next rainy season ... some people even reported that ty found this fish over the coconut trees .. this is boz ty will be carried by birds like crows or some cranes ... do u know wat u call this fish in english

hanson jose said...

KARUP FISH MALAYALAM DO SOME 1 KNOW WAT TY CALL THIS FISH IN ENGLISH

naveensijen said...

Nice work.....appreciated.......5 stars!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks...................

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thanks...................

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Very helpful

jayadevan k.m said...

Exhaustive and very informative. Great job

Anonymous said...

Nice Info. good Job

Anonymous said...

Thanks, very helpful. Can I know these fish name in Hindi or Marathi or Odia:

1.salmon
2.tuna
3.halibut
4.trout
5.mackerel
6.sardines
7.herring

Please help.Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Good work.keep it up ��

Anonymous said...

Thanks alot .I was looking for a list like this for a long time ,finally found something helpful

Habib Khan said...

Selfless Intention to Compile Such a long painstaking list deserves a loud shout out.. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

according to the picture of butter-fish, the Bengali name is given pabda.as per the picture goes it is not pabda(i don't know the English name)

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