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When I moved to Dubai, I found it very difficult to identify the fishes in the local market. Some new varities of fishes, i didnt know the name of some, but still got a lot of help from the fishmongers in the souk. 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 here you find the local names and their english names along with pictures so that one can identify the fishes easily with no further confusion. So no more confusion. The fish glossary contains fish name with picture, translation in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, konkani, bengali, oriya, marathi, Arabic form the UAE and gulf market, amd Tagalog names for my filipino friends, also some common fish names in Philippines 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  how to select a fresh fish and for Good Seafood Recipes check this page:




'The freshness factor guide - How to buy Fresh Fish'
REDGILL DELIGHT - Bright 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

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


Lets have a look at the Glossary with fish names in English and different languages. Before that read a detailed post on how to select a fresh fish

How to check your fish is fresh - Tips & Tricks to Choose fresh fish
📜 HOW TO TELL IF THE FISH IS FRESH
Fish meaning translation, Fish Glossory and fish finder. Anchovies meaning and translation in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Konkani,Bengali, Gujarati, Marati, Oriya and spanish, Tagalog , Malay, Bikol, Ilokano , Arabic, French, Mandarin, Sinhalese
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FISH GLOSSARY

👉 The name of fishes vary from country to country,state to state and even region to region

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Anchovy

Malayalam ( മലയാളം ): Nethili, Kozhuva, Natholi, Netha , Nathal

Tamil ( தமிழ ): Nethali, Nethili, Thogai meen

Telugu ( తెలుగు ): Nethallu, poorava ,Kelba, Poravallu

Kannada: nolingei Kollathuru

Other: Capsali Mandli मांडलि(konkani) Mandeli or GOLDEN ANCHOVIES, Phasa, Phansa(bengali)Purasa, Churali Patua, Dinasi, Dindus, motyala, Enaga, Onaga, Phansi, Gujarathi - Pelli , Oriya - Chauli, Bengali - Gavy mawala

Malaysia : Bak kang, Bilis bunga air, Pusu, Teri

Arabic (عربى ): Barriya, Zaam, أنشوفة

Phyasa, padni(in pakistan)

Tagalog (also in Philippines ): Dilis, Silag, Alipatang, Bolinao, Munamom

Srilanka : Halmassa, Handalla



Anchovy, Smelt Anchovy vs Smelt

Anchovy is distinguished from smelt by the wide mouth and long eyes and relative position of fins with dorsal wholly behind. The European Anchovy is related to herring and are oily fishes

Anchovy Smelt difference
European Anchovy or Black Sea Anchovy
The European anchovy or common names as Anchoa europea, Ansjovis, Hamsia,Anshuga, Enchova, Southern African anchovy, Japanese anchovy, Ansjos,Anchois de l'Afrique australe, Acciuga di Faro lives, Alice 'e sperone,Cicinielli janculilli (popular in Italy ), Antjúga or Europäische Sardelle or Katakuchiiwashi lives off the coasts of Europe and Africa, including in the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea. It has a silver underbelly and blue, green or grey back and sides. A silver stripe along flank disappeares with age.




Coilia, Golden Anchovy or Mandeli as popularly known in Maharastra. Also known as the grenadier anchovies or Gold spotted gernadier anchovy is a genus of anchovies

Arabic : أنشوفة بُقَع ذهب

Malayasia : Bulu ayam

Spain : Anchoa granadera dorada

Srilanka: தோகை மீன், Thogai-meen

India :मंदीळि, Mandeli, kapsali maṇḍli (Konkani)(कपसालि मांडलि) Oorialli,Monangu, ಮುನಂಗು, Olua






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,Suruli kandai, ಟೊಂಕೀ

Konkani: Tonki टोंकी

Other: Ghalse, Badvi, Badri, Jaban Tal (Marathi) Goli, Gola, Oozha, Oriya - seela betu, Bengali - Surnagi nimcha

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, Kaalanji - narimeen, Nari meen, Nuddee meen, tanad, koduva, kolen

Tamil: Painee meen, Koduvai,Padukoppa , Dadhara, Kodusa Keduwa, Koduwa, koduva, Painee Meen

Telugu: Pandu Chepa, Pandu Meenu, Pandu Koppa, pandu goppa, పండుగప్ప, Pandugappa

Kannada: Koliji, Mudar meenu, koleji, Kemberi, Koliji,Keliji

Marathi : Khajura , Jiteda

Oriya: Bhelti , Dadara, Bekkut, Durruah

Bengali : Todah , Gural

Other: Dodaro, cōnak (Konkani)(चोनक) Gariyu(gujarati) Fitadar, Bekti Koral, River snapper, Chonak(chonak), Tamoshi, Englishmans fish

Arabic: Sarah, Nai sarah

Tagalog: Apahap, Bulgan, Matang-Pusa, Katuyot

Dangri (in pakistan)








Basa / Pangas /Vietnamese Catfish / Cream Dory

Malayalam: koori vaala, Indian Valah, Muzhu Meen

Tamil: Keluthi Meen, Aie, Coola kelettee, broiler meen

Telugu: pungus,Choluvajella,Pangas, Banka jella

Other: Baiki, sheelan in marathi and Jellum

UAE: Cream Dory, Sweet Doris, Shark Catfish

Basa (Pangasius bocourti) belongs to catfish family.In UK its known as Vietnamese river cobbler, basa, pangasius, panga.
North America and Australia its known as basa fish, swai, bocourti. other names are Yellowtail catfish






Bluefin Travally
Bluefin travally

Malayalam: Vatta, Kuluvel, Oyupara, maduthala

Tamil: Parai

Telugu: Kuroogoo-Parah

Other: Shitap(marathi), Bluefin jack







Bombay Duck

Also refer Lizard fish below

Bombay Duck

Malayalam: Bummili, Bomblaya

Tamil: Vangaravasi,

Telugu: Vanamattalu , Coco Muttah, Cucah Sawahri

Kannada: Banguli

Other: Bombil,Nehare,Bunmalo (Marathi) loitta,Lutia, Bumaloh(Bengali)Bumla, Gulchi (Gujarati) Bombalo / Naluna / Banamotta / Bombil(Oriya), Bengali - Bombala / Nihare

Bombil, bombala(in pakistan)






Butterfish
Butterfish

Malayalam: Nachara

Kannada: Konande, Bonke(Black-banded trevally) [fish no. 3 in the image]

Other: Saudalo, karchani(Konkani), saundāḷe (सौंदाळे, ಸೌಂದಾಳೆ)







Catfish
Catfish

Malayalam: etta, Valia Etta, Kaari , Etta koori(marine)Thendu Kadu(Freshwater Stinging Catfish)

Tamil: Kelluthi, Kezhuthi, Mandai, Kaleru, Irung Keletee, Keluthi, Kellettee, Keliru

Kannada: Thede, Shede, Shede Galiya

Other: Pungas(freshwater), Tedi jella, jellalu, Ungilayi, Jella,walaga(Telugu) Kamada(Oriya), Muchal kanta(marine), Kan Magur(Bengali) Walshingala, Walshingti(kanada) Nal Shingala(Marathi) Mogamshede, Pangusg, Shingala,Sangot (konkani), Sangtam, Shyade, Sangat, Vari Choongum, Varichundan Mushi, Konkani - Sangot, Gujarathi - Khago

Arabic: Chim Khen, kumal

Tagalog: Hito, Pantat,Ito

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 ,Bochu , Bacha, 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)

Telugu: Boodidhi gulla , Gangalicheppa gulla

Marathi: Shivale , Tigari , Shimpale , Tisare

Gujarathi: Chhipia

Konkani: Kuleye

Other: Tisre, Khubbe, Tisrio, Teesrya, tisre तिस्रे (konkani) khubbo खुब्बो, ಖುಬ್ಬೊ , ತಿಸ್ರೆ

Arabic: Sughoa









Cod
Malabar Reef Cod- Fish names in Malayalam with pictures

Malayalam: Mullan, Sarghan, Chemmun, panna Mahi mahi

Tamil: Panna, Kalava

Other: Gobro(konkan), Kallmurya

Also refer Grouper



Fishes of kerala




Convict Surgeonfish
Convict Surgeon

Malayalam: Kurichil, Nelalan, Varipara, Paalla

Tamil: Kozhimeen,

Kannada: mada

Telugu: Mootah

Arabic: Sohal

Tagalog: Labahita, Yapot



Fishes of Tamilnadu



Crab
Crab

Malayalam: Njandu, Nandu

Tamil: Nandu

Telugu: Pitha, Peetha,

Gujarathi: Karachala

Marathi: Khadapichimbori

Konkani: Kurilo

Kannada: Kallu Denji

Oriya: Knakda, Manda peta

Bengali: Kankara

Other: Kekda, Kurlya, Aedi, kurlo कुरलो, Nona(Konkan), ಕುರ್ಲೊ

Kekra, kukri,googoo tanga(in Pakistan)

Arabic:gabgoob, Qubqub,saratan sabih



common sea fishes in kerala



Cuttle
Cuttle Fish

Malayalam: Tonadi Kanava, Kalaan Kanava

Tamil: Kanavai, Totti kanava, Ottu Kanava, Muttai, Kadamba

Kannada: Kappe Dondas

Telugu: Charala Kalivinda, Kandavai

Oriya: Batua macha

Gujarathi: Dodka

Marathi: Makul

Konkani: Bebo

Other: Maya Mach

Mayya, mus(in Pakistan)

Arabic: habbar, Subaidaj



Fishes Name in Malayalam



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)



Fish names in Tamil with picture




Dolphin Fish(Mahi Mahi)
Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi)

Malayalam: Avvnose, Abanoos, Chaincover

Tamil: Avlis, Kal vanna,badahlen, Koppurai Kula, Ayilis, ailai

Kannada: Abanoos

Telugu: Peda tura

Oriya: Sisun magar

Bengali: Putul

Gujarati: Apnus , Himra machi

Marathi: apnus , Abanoos, Himra massa

Lakhadweep: Fiyala, Affunose

Andaman: Rui

Arabic: Anfalous, bakti

Tagalog: Dorado, Dularo, Talang-talang, lapis

Mahlar, amlooshk, amrusk(in pakistan)



Fish Names Telugu




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)

Tagalog: Igat,Palos





Fish names in Tamil Nadu



Emperor / Mula / pigface bream
Emperor or Pigface Bream
Malayalam: valiya vilmeen, Kurali, Pulli velameen

Tamil: valai meen, Kulli kozhi meen, Vannatthi, Vilaimeen

Kannada: Erimeenu, Kokkare, Eri meenu , Kokkaru

Telugu: Karwa

Oriya: Karwa

Lakshadweep: Kurulimas , Punji

Gujarathi: Chuncha , Dhamil

Marathi: Dhamil

Arabic : shaour, Sheiri Arabi,gahash

Mulla, Gadeer(in pakistan)

Tagalog: Bitilya, Bukawin



Freshwater fishes of India


Fin Bream
( Japanese threadfin bream, Goldband, Pink perch)
Japanese Threadfin Bream

Other breams: Pigface bream, Long spine bream, Butterfly bream, bony bream


Malayalam: Navara, Kellimeen, Killimeen, Chengavaal, chennavira, henvaara,puthiyappalla kora

Tamil: Navara, Sennagarai, Navarei, karuppu Mattavan,Changarah, Kandal meen, thullu kendai, Lomia

Kannada: Mudumagalu, madmal,madumagala, ರಾಣೋ

Telugu: chalaneera kanti, sallenganti

Oriya: Nalliborai, Nallisankara

Gujarathi: Rata, Lalmachala

Other: Rani mach,Ruppan(bengali)Rain(gujarati)Rani(Marathi),rano, Rane, राणो (konkani) krisi, bammi, Andamans Is - Rani , Pooma

Arabic: sultan Ibrahim, سمك السلطان إبراهيم, hemamah, hamarah,bassi, abu sena

Tagalog: Bisugo

Katti, kolonto(in pakistan)




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.


To view other Seabreams (Porgy also known as Sea Bream) - Click here

Different Type of Bream:
Different Type of Breams



Marine fishes of kerala


Finletted Mackerel
Refer 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, Bullsai

Tamil: Cheena Varai, Kakkasi

Kannada: Disco meenu

Telugu: Bochelu, Yera-chepalu

Bengali: Alta-punti

Gujarathi: Ratado, Dorali

Marathi: Tambi

Oriya: Alta-punti




Fish varieties of Tamil Nadu


Flying Fish
Flying Fish

Malyalam: kolal paravai, kola,baravi, Khola

Tamil: parava, Para Kola, Kola, Paravai Kola

Kannada: Parava menu

Thuri, Jirri(in pakistan)

Tagalog: Isdang Iawin



Top 10 tastiest fishes


Garfish / Belone belona/ Needle Fish
GarFish

Malayalam: Kola Meen, Kolaan, Karu thonamkunhi, Mural, kolan, Kokki(freshwater)

Tamil: Kola, Oosi kola, Nedu mural, Mural, Kokkimeen, Vellai murrel, moorel

Kannada: Kokkare, konti, Kandai , Toli

Telugu: Chinna pichika, Muddera

Oriya: Kankhey , Kodivi

Lakshadweep Is: Oola ,Keran, Dethumtholi

Gujarathi: Kunga, toli , Tiri

Marathi: Tol, tokali

Konkani: Tokki

Other: Kaikka,Kankely(bengali), Kande toe, havu menu, tole




Popular fishes of Kerala



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)



Fish names in English


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





Fish common namelist



Grouper(Reef Cod)
Grouper

Malayalam: Kalava, murumeen

Tamil: kalavan, panni meen, komeri, kelavan

Kannada: Guri, Gopra, Muri Meenu

Telugu: Bontha, Bontoo

Marathi: Hekavu, Gobra

Lakshadweep: Chencheera Chammam

Others: Bile koral, gobro गोब्रो (Konkani) ಗೊಬ್ರೊ

Arabic: Hammour, هامور , Hamour , Semana, hader, kosher, khulkhull

Tagalog: Lapu Lapu, Garopa,Kaltang, Kulapo, Lubo, Sigapo

Dhambo, Gisser, Klanch, Golori(in pakistan)


Hamour are the UAE's favourite fish. Hamour is the brown spotted reef cod, also known as Suman or Hamour-e Khaldar-e Qahvei in Persian. With a choice in colours, sizes and varieties, Hamour is rich in protein and Omega – 3. White Hamour or Hamour Royal is a favourite among seafood lovers across the UAE


GLOSSARY OF FISH LISTED BY COMMON NAMES


Grunt / Grunter bream / Silver Grunt
Grunter

Above fish is a Bream, below a Grunter where the tail fin is flat while Breams have forked fin


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

Tagalog: Agoot



English Malayalam Fish Names

Halfbeak Fish

Malayalam: Kolaan, Pookola

Tamil: Mural

Telugu: Mudduru kolasa

Kannada: Surali kondai,Konthi



fish names in english and hindi


Herring(5 spot)
 



Tamil: koimeen,nunalai

Tagalog: Tawilis


Herring

Herring(Indian)

Malayalam: Kannan Mathi

Konkani : Davak, दवाक

Kannada : Dawak, ದವಾಕ್



Herring gaint

Malayalam: Vallipoomen

Tamil: Mooran Kenda,Manna, Allathi, Ullahti



मछलियों के नाम हिंदी और अंग्रेजी में


Hilsa / Ilish - Indian shad
Hilsa or Indian Shad

Malayalam: Paluva

Tamil: Ullam, Oolum, Vengannai, Sevva, Pulasa , Ullan

Arabic: سمكة إيليش

Tagalog: Kabasi, suwagan

Other:पेडि, Pedi(konkani), Kodal Swadi, Paliya, Palasa, Mallas(kanada)Hilsa, Peddi(Vonog)( Konkani), killalu(telugu),ilisa(bangle), Chaksi(Marathi)Palwar, tikki palwar(in pakistan)



Fish name in Hindi and English with picture


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) ಹಡೊ ಬಾಂಗಡೊ

Telugu : Par chepa

Others: Hado bangdo(Konkani) हडो बांगडो

Arabic: busaimy, سمكة الماكيريل



10 healthiest Indian fish varieties



Indian Scad
Indian Scad

Other scad: Big eye scad, Hardtail scad, Rounded scad, Selar scad

Malayalam: Kozhiyala, Thiriyan,Vatta Kanni or Vattankanni(Big eye scad)

Tamil: Parai/Paarai. Kumara parai, Kilichai

Kannada: thidumpu

Arabic: Jinnis, Sima

Tagalog: Galunggong (Round Scad), Gigi (Hardtail scad), Matangbaka (Big eye scad)

Seem(in pakistan)

Galunscad - The Galunggong or the round scad as they are popularly known is a favorite in Filipino cuisine. Delicious when fried, they are also safe for consumption owing to very low levels of mercury in the flesh



Different Type of scad:
Different types Scad - Indian Scad



 indian fish names list with pictures

Jewfish(Ghol, croaker)
Jewfish Commonly known as Frogfish and belongs to the Drums family. Croaker fish is known for its sweet flavour and tender white meat.


Malayalam: Kora, Manham, pullikora (spotted croaker), Maham

Tamil: Kathalai, Kathali, Panna, kopayen, Vari Kathalai, vanakathal, vellai kathalai, Kora

Telugu: pullipanna, gorasa, tella, katchelu, goraka

Kannada: Ghoti, Kallur

Gujarati: Dhoma

Marathi: Dhoma

Others: Bara Poa, Lambu, Bhola(bengali) hoḍko (होडको )Fadki, dodyaro(konkani)Poma, Goli, Balvi, Dodi, Dantya, Bengal corvina, vella jaltelle, karoos katlellr, bola

Arabic: Nagroor, shimahi

Tagalog: Alakaak

Mushka, chan, boro, tont(in Pakistan)





fish names in hindi with picture


Knifefish / Indian feather back

Bengali: Chital

Tamil: Ambattan vallai, Sotai vallai







KINGFISH

Also refer to seer fish, in india Seerfish is popularly called kingfish.

Kingfish - Click image for a bigger view
Black Kingfish / Cobia


(For a bigger, better view click on the images)

Common names include black kingfish, black salmon, ling, lemonfish, crabeater, prodigal son and black bonitoc and Butterfish

Malyalam: Motha, kuluval mothai, kadal viral, mottah (some people call it neimeen , but neimeen is SEER fish)

Tamil: kadal viral,kuluval, Kadavara, Kadal varal,Cuddul-verarl,Cuddal-verarl

Telugu: Peddah-mottah, Peddla matta

Kannada: Isvale,Melugu meenu ಇಸ್ವಾಳೆ

Marathi: Sakla, Middus, Madusa ,Muddus,sakla, Sakala

Oriya: Metta, Samudra-seola

Bengali: Scola

Other: Sakaro, Modasa (Gujarati) Isvale इसवाळे (Konkani)

Sanghta, Aangh, Sanglor(in Pakistan – sindhi and balochi), Cobia(Black King fish)

Tagalog: Dalag-dagat, Gile

Spain: Bacalao

Malayasia: Gabus laut, Jaman





Yellowtail Kingfish ( some places its called yellowtail amberjack)

Yellowtail Kingfish, has white, firm flesh and is renowned for its high level of Omega 3 and other beneficial fatty acids. The kingfish lives up to its name and is one of the finest fish in all the oceans. The Yellowtail Kingfish is more commonly referred to as “kingfish” or “kingies” and is a member of the trevally and jacks family.

The Yellowtail Kingfish can be recognized by it’s yellow coloured tail and the bronze-yellow coloured stripe that runs along the lateral line on the body. Kingfish generally have a blue or blue-green colour on their back, and a white-silver below. Often confused with other similar-looking trevelly type species including samsonfish (Seriola hippos) and purple amberjack (Seriola dumerili). Small kingfish are commonly referred as “Rats”.

Common names are yellowtail amberjack, yellowtail kingfish, great amberjack(Seriola lalandi), Hiramasa Kingfish, Buri, Amberjack, Silver king, Ricciola, Haku, Maga, yellowtail jack, Sari kuyruk , Coronado


Samsonfish is also known as Allied Kingfish; Sambo; Samson; Samson Fish; Sea King Fish and Sea Kingfish.

Hiramasa Kingfish is a high-quality sashimi grade Yellowtail Kingfish, farmed under strict standards. Hiramasa is the Japanese name for this fish – it is highly regarded in Japan


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

Philippines: Hanapos, Dorado, Marang, Tonto

Spain: Cirvia, Fatugeraw

France: Ciriola

Japan: Kanpachi

Malaysia: Aji-aji, Cermin, Pisang-Pisang

English: Allied kingfish, Jenny lind, Doronado (USA) 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


surmai fish in english

Leatherskin (Talang Queenfish)
Leatherskin, Queenfish

Malayalam: Leather, koda, Palameen, പലമീന്

Tamil: Theera, Katta, Tol Para, Toal parah, தொல் பாநை

Kannada: Palai-meenu, Diana,ಪಾಲೆಮೇನು

Arabic:Bassar, Alsain,lihlah,Zelaa, Hamam,Bassardareb, سمك الحمام

Aal, Saram,(in pakistan)


salmon fish in hindi


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




fish names a-z

Lizard fish
Lizard Fish

Malayam: Arranna meen, Veembili, Uluvachi, Arana

Tamil: Thumbili, thanni panna, Ooluvai

Telugu: Cade mottah, Bade matta

Kannada: Aranai meenu, ಕೊಂಕರೊ

Gujarathi - Bhunger, Chor bumble

Marthi - Chor Bombil

Konkani - Narle, कोंकरो, Konkaro

Oriya - Budinota , Balia girrida, Andolla

Bengali - Kauda mach

Arabic: Macarona, Abu al leban, baram

Koniari, bombala(in pakistan)



neymeen fish in english


Lobster
Lobster

Other types: Spring Lobster, Rock lobster, sand lobster, scampi

Malayalam: Konjan, Kadal Konchu, Para konchu

Tamil: Singi Raal, Kalral, Singi Erali, Maaku Eral, Kal eral, Singi eral, Ponvandu eral, Mani eral

Kannada: konju

Telugu: Meesala royya, Madata royya, Rati royya

Oriya: Toptepa, Bama reyya

Bengali: Patal chingri

Gujarati: Kako

Marathi: Phati

Konkani: Shivod

Lakshadweep: Ees

Others :sivod kurlo शिवोड कुरलो, ಶಿವೋಡ್ ಕುರ್ಲೊ

Kikat, kikka(Pakistan)

Arabic: Umm ar rubiyan, Kufea, shurkh al amaaq



Fish Names English to Malayalam Translation


Mackerel
Mackerel

Malayalam: Ayala, Aila, Ayila

Tamil: Ayilai , Kumla , Kannankeluthi, kanangeluthi, Kana Kayuthai, kanaam, keluthi aila,Kumla, Augalai, Ailai, Kanangeluthi

Kannada: Bangde,Banguda, Telbangade

Telugu: Kannangadatha,kanagarthalu

Gujarathi: Bangada , Malbari bhangda

Marathi:Bangada

Oriya: Kangurta , Marua

Bengali: Khap khopi , Lajjabatti sating Others: Bangda, Bangdo (konkani), Bangade,बांगडो, ಬಾಂಗ್ಡೊ

Arabic: Basha, garfa,bagha

Tagalog: Alumahan (long jaw) Hasa Hasa (short Bodied), Kabalyas

Srmai,surmaya, bangra(Pakistan)


Avoli in english


Malabar Leaf fish
Mackerel

Malayalam: Panna karimeen,Karipidi, Chuttichi



choora fish in english


Malabar thryssa/Malabar Anchovy
Malabar Thryssa/Malabar Anchovy

Malayalam: Manangu, Manang, Thryssa purava

Tamil: poruva, poorava, Nedum poruva

Kannada: Tharave, Larrae manangu




ayala fish in english


Malabar Trevally
Malabar Trevally  - Click for a bigger view

Other type: Bluefin Trevally, Gaint Trevally, Golden trevally, Black trevally, cleftbelly trevally, False / white travelly (Jumper fish) , Largenose trevally, Threadfin trevally, Yellow strip trevally


Malayalam: Paara

Shrimp scad / Slender Yellowtail kingfish : Vatta Paara, Chemeen Para, Vattapara

Crevalle Jack : Ayila Para, Karivalam-para, Pulli parai, Thenga parai, Vennai parai, Komaraparai, Manjal Para

Tamil: Paarai, Tollam​ Parah

Oriya: para

Kannada: Kodavai, Bonke, Long fin trevally- Bonke koduvai

Others: Shitap(Marathi) Konti(oriya)

Arabic العربية: Rabeeb, Jesh Sal, Sal, Jash, glaaef سمك الجش صال

Bangra, kakkar,pattar(in Pakistan)

Trevally  - Click for a biJesh Salgger view



karimeen in english


Mangrove Jack( Common name for Mangrove red snapper)
Mangrove Jack  - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: Kalavayan

Tamil: Seppilli, Vekkattai, Thokkal, Pullikarayan Noolani

Others: tamosi, तमोशि (konkani) ತಮೋಶಿ


seer fish in malayalam


Milkfish(White Mullet)
Milk Fish  - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: Poomeen,

Tamil: Chano chanos, Palmeen, Paal Kendai, Palai meen

Telugu: palabontha, Pala chukka

Kannada: Hoovu menu, Hoomeenu

Bengali: Panch kati

Arabic: Sheem, Nemara, Eiffah

Ghonshi, Murru, Murra(in pakistan)

Tagalog: Bangus, bandeng, or bangos, Chanos chanos



vatta fish in english



Moonfish
Moonfish - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: Ambattan Para

Tamil: Kannadi Karel, Amattikatti, Ambattan para

Kannada: Hakkimeen

Gujarathi: Vaniani

Others: Kanti, खांटि (Konkani) ಖಾಂಟಿ

Arabic: Halwayou

Tagalog: Chabita, Hiwas, Sapatero, Tahas, Bilong-Bilong



 trout fish in malayalam


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, Mosu , Auju, 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)




kora fish


Mullet
Grey Mullet and Red Mullet  - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: Thiruta, maalan , Mallan, grey mullet-Thirutha, Red mullet - Kanambu, Keerimeen

Tamil: Madavai kendai, Kasmeen,Saala(small), Kavyangalu, velisa, Surada, madavakandai, Chiryakandai, Cheluva kandai, Gejameena kendai, Sen navarai(Red Mullet)

Telugu: Koniga,bonthaparigi, Bontha Chepa, Kathiparego, goolovanda

Kannada: Shevta,Male, Mala, Malu, Pare, Purli

Gujarathi - Boi, Mangan, Cheeri(Red)

Oriya - Kohala , Meji

Bengali: Borai(Red)

Konkani: Rane(red mullet)

Others: Bhangan/Parshey , Dhakra, Khasla(bengali)Hunra(in UP and bihar),Shevta, Shevto शेवटो(konkani) ಶೇವಟೊ Bol,Pilsa (Marathi)Andawai, Boil, Parshey, shev , tali,manakai, Bata, chiryakandai,

Arabic: Biyah, maid, biah,wagena, arabi , (Red mullet: sultan Ibrahim)

Tagalog: Banak, Agwas, Balanak, asubi

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. Red mullets or surmullets tastes has a one of a kind flavour almost similar to rosemary and oregano
Mullet Goatfish difference  - Click for a bigger view






Murrel (Striped snakehead; banded snakehead; common snakehead, Channa Striata)
(Mudfish- 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)kalvo काळवो (konkani) ಕಾಳ್ವೋ, daku(Marathi) haal, shawl, shol (Assam),Ikan aruan, haruan, ruan

Soali (Pakistan)

Malaysia: Tomam paya

Tagalog:Dalag, Haruan, Aluan, Torabo



basa fish in malayalam, telugu, tamil



Mussels
Mussels ,Kadukka - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: kadukka, kallummakkaya, kallumakkai,kakka,kadiika, kadalkai, kalliimakai, nilakakka

Tamil: aazhi, matti, , Kallikai, Pachaiali, Kadalka , pachchai ali, chippi

Telugu: Alagulla, Yerra ali chepalu

Kannada: Kalla

Other:pacile, Ajeer, chippi, sinane शिनाने Shinanee(konkani) ಶಿನಾನೇ






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

Arabic: Sadafi, Qhurut




sea bass in malayalam


Parrot fish
Parrot Fish - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: Pacha pheesam, kizhi meen, keli meen, kolimeen

Tamil: Pachai elimeen

Kannada: Gili meenu

Telugu: Shnee moiya

Arabic: Hareed, Gain, durah

Tagalog: Luro, Loro, Lutin, Mulmol



king fish in malayalam


Pearl spot/green chromide
Pearl Spot - Karimeen - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: karimeen, Erimeen

Tamil: pattai, Panishettai , Seththa Kendai, Palincha, Karassar
Telugu: Cashimera, Durrenachepa

Kannada: Erimeenu , Kaleriya , Kalse , Matak

Oriya: Cundahle

Gujarathi: Etroplus

Marathi & Konkani: Kalundar

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

Tagalog: Ayungin, Martiniko (Climbing perch)



cod in malayalam


Pomfret
Pomfret - Click for a bigger view
Malayalam:Avoli, Aavoli, Akoli, Aakoli

Tamil: vawal, Vavwall, vaval, fresh water pomfret -Yeri Vawaal / Roopchand / aeri

Telugu: Tella chanduva(white), sadi sanduva, Nalla chanduva, Nalla sandawah(black)

Kannada: Manji, Bili Manji(silver)Bilimanji , Kappu Manji(black)

Oriya: Chandua, Ghee chandi

Bengali: Baul chandi

Other: Poplet, paplet, sagoti(Konkani)हलवा, Vichuda, Paplet (Gujarathi ), chandava, halva, Saranga(Marathi )poplait, chendu vallu, chanda, foli, पांपलेट, ಪಾಂಪ್ಲೆಟ್, Andaman Is - Pomplet

chanda(silver), Rup Chanda(Chinese), Roopchand

Arabic: zubaidy, halwayooh

Tagalog: Pampano, Duhay, Maliputo

Karopitho, kala-poplet, siak tighlum, kala pithoo(black)-(in pakistan)





Avoli in english


Prawns and shrimps
Prawns. Shrimps - Click for a bigger view

Other type: Tiger prawns, Flower prawn, deep sea prawn, Pink shrimp , white prawn

Malayalam: Konch, chemmeen, Konj

Tamil: Eral, Eraal, ira

Kannada: Boli etti, etti

Telugu: Royyalu

Other: jhinga,chingri,sungat,Chaha,harina,bagda, sungat सुंगट (konkani) ಸುಂಗಟ್

Kalri, madak, jaira, lassa(pakistan)

Arabic: Rubian, gambari



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



Apollo fish images


Rabbit fish / Spinefoot / Sigan
Rabbit Fish - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: Kalloran, Oran, Ori, Karadumeen

Tamil: Ottah, Orameen

Telugu: Warawah, Warahwah

Kannada: Marapaiya

Marathi: Kunar, Dhagavir, Kutri

Lakshadweep: Vori

Andaman: tharoardah

Arabic: safi snafi, Sanefi, sunafi, Seeseege, Sigan, Safi Arabi, Sigan Biady, Batatah

Tagalog: Danggit, Samaral, Batataway, Turos, Alama, Barangan, Boras

Kakina,mahparri(in Pakistan)

Malayasia: Belais, Debam, Kelang

Spain: Siguro, Sigano


Spinefoots is seafood “green tea”, rich in antioxidants and essential amino acid required for the human body

Different types of Rabbitfish , Spinefoot or Safi fish (Click on the image for larger view)


Safi / Sigan fish is one of the most eaten fish among the people of the Gulf because of its delicious taste. It prefers to live in the rocks and is considered one of the clean fish as it feeds on weeds. Small safi fish are called Sahel. The Rabbitfish or Spinefoot belongs to Siganus genus and are distributed across Indo-Pacific Ocean

The fin spines are equiped with poison glands that are capable of giving painful wounds.

Safi is a suitable food for those who follow a diet, because it does not contain glycosides, nor semi-sugars, and it is rich in vitamins such as vitamin A and D. Safi fish works to balance diabetes, by preventing the rise of the hormone insulin in the blood, and it also balances blood sugar



what is apollo fish


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,vaghole वाघोळे (konkani), ವಾಘೋಳೆ, thirukkai

Pittan(pakistan)

Arabic-Luchmah,abu-safan

Tagalog: Pagi



Halal Fish List


Red Snapper(Mangrove red snapper, river snapper, Jobfish)
Red Snapper, Sankara - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: Chemballi, murumeen(black spot snapper), Pahari,

Tamil: Sankara, Parithi vela meen, Sudhati, pulariam,sep pilli, Cheppilli, Chenganni,Thokkal,kalavai, Karuvalai, kondal, Seppilli/Noolani(Malabar Red snapper)

Kannada: Murimeenu ,Chemballi ,Cheveri tamp

Telugu: Thundava, Rangu, Kaliviya, Korameemu

Gujarathi: Gulalion,Raja ,Tamp

Marathi: Charari tamp

Oriya:Soosta

Bengali: Koro bhekti

Other:Rane, Ranga,choukya, Thamoshi(Konkani),Ratado(Guj)

Arabic:Hamra(red snapper), Neisarah (blackspot) yezak(jobfish) Umm al durais, kaleb, mergan

Tagalog: Maya-maya, Dapak, Langit, Lohoran (Crimson snapper)

Hira, hiro, kunla, kanalcha(in Pakistan)



Fish name in malayalam arabic


Ribbon fish / belt fish / Hairtail
Ribbon Fish, Belt fish - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: Vaala, Thalayan, vala , Pampaada , Vellithalayan(boal- fresh water –attu valai)

Tamil: Vaalai,Bale, Savalai,Valai, vazhi meen (boal- fresh water –wallah)

Kannada: Pambole ,Hambole,Saalai, pambol

Telugu: Savallu, Nalla chavaadalu , Savaala

Oriya: Rupapatia , Savaala , Langi

Gujarathi: baga ,Lapti

Marathi: Baga

Konkani: Balle

Bengali: Sagunapatia

Other: Chhuri mach, churi (Bengali)Kamble, Hambli, Baale(konkani)bale , बाले, ಬಾಲೆ

Talwar, tinji, chindi(Pakistan)

Arabic:salsool, humalan

Tagalog: Espada



Fish names in arabic english




Rohu (Carp Fish)
Rohu, Rohita Carp - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: Rohu, Rohitham

Tamil: rohu, Kannadi Kendai

Telugu: Bocha Gnadu meenu, Silavathi

Others: Roe, rohiti , row, Rahu, Ruee, Rui, Tapra, Dumra, Tambada masa(marathi) Bhobhari(hindi), Tapra, Dumar, Dhambra(Punjabi),




Rohu in malayalam


Sailfish (Indian sailfish)
Indian sailfish - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: Ola-meen, Olameen, Vall meen

Tamil: Thalapaththu, Kopparan, Mayilmeen, Kadu koppara

Telugu: kommukonemu

Gujarathi: Kunga, Tadmachi, Ghodo

Marathi: Tadmasa

Konkani: Tonki

Oriya: Mayur pankhi

Bengali: Mayur pankhi

Lakshadweep: Kuthirameen

Arabic: Faras, Kheil al bahar

Tagalog:Matumbok, Dugso, Liplipan, Malasugi

Also known as Bill fish



porgy fish in arabic


Saithe Fish The Saithe fish is a species of marine fish in the Pollachius genus / Pollachius virens. It is also called by many other different names in different parts. It is found in the Barents Sea and Spitsbergen to the Celtic Sea, and along southern Iceland. It is found along southwest Greenland and from Hudson Strait to North Carolina, in the Western Atlantic.


Saithe Fish, Pollack, Walleye  - Click for a bigger view
Other names: Sillock, Poodler, Pollock, Kench Cure, Gloshan, Glassan
Green Cod, American Pollack, Coalfish, Billet, Coley



dara fish in english - Threadfin


Salmon (Indian salmon/ Threadfin)
Indian Salmon, Threadfin - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: kaalaa,kora,bameen, Vazhmeen, Thamuthi

Tamil: kala,kaala, Thiravalai,Pozhakada, Seenakaala

Telugu: maga, Bada thamaga, Budathamaga

Kannada: Darha, Balu, Ramus, Va meenu, Rumus, Balimeenu ರಾವುಸ್

Oriya - Sahal, Manga

Bengali - Gurjali, Sahal

Other: Dara, Raavaas,रावुस Rawas,(Gujarat, Marathi, Konkani)ravs,lakhea, Kaala,ravns,ravese, Lakhua, Andaman Island - Tobrodah /Kurchil

Arabic: Andag

Tagalog: Mamali



 trout fish in arabic



Sardines(pilchard are more bony)
Indian Oil Sardine - Click for a bigger view


Small, oily fish are known as Sardines and the larger, older fish are Pilchards

Malayalam: mathi, chaala(oil saradine-nalla mathi), veloori(white saradine) Neichala , Nalla mathi

Tamil: mathi,salai, Peichalai , Challai, Vellai Suda(White saradine), Paichalai, Kavalai, neethu Kavalai

Telugu: Kavallu, Noonakaala(Oil sardines), Noona Kavallu

Kannada: Boothai, buthai, Boige(oil saradine)ತಾರ್ಲೆ, Pedi, Erabai-deep bodies, Berjal Swadi-white saradine

Oriya : Disco kabala , Nina kabala

Bengali : khaira

Other: kanda,tarlo, Tarsulo(round bellied saradine)Tarle, Tarlo, तारले(Konkani) Taradi , Haid , Kanat, Haird (Marathi)Pedvey,chareeaddee, podvo पोडवो, ಪೊಡ್ವೋ

pedi,baige,tarle,trale,tori,bhutai,

Arabic: Ooma, alfa, aida, سردين

Tagalog: Haol, Tamban (Local sardines)

Palli, palla, goi , mitti(in pakistan)



Lemon fish- lemonfish



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



blue fish in arabic


Seer Fish ( Spanish mackerel ) / Kingfish


Seerfishes are also referred to as "king mackerels" in some areas. Commonly known as the Spanish mackerels or seerfish. This fish closely resembles the King Mackeral. A subset of the mackerel family (Scombridae) with three sister tribes: the tunas, mackerels, and bonitos, and the butterfly kingfish. This tribe comprises 21 species.

Seerfish is one of the most popular in this group for eating and are notorious for their histamine poisoning.

Small king mackerel are similar in appearance to Atlantic Spanish mackerel and cero mackerel all three species being similar in shape and coloration. (wiki)


Seer Fish - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: naymeen,naimeen,ഐക്കോറ,ayakura, Varimeen, Neymeen,നെയ്മീന്, Aiykoora

Tamil: Vanjaram, வஞ்சிரம், naimeem, Savara, Mavulasi, Cheela, Nettaiyan Cheela, Nettaiyan seela, Vanchiram , Neimeen Mavuladi

Telugu: Vanjaram,Konema,konemu, Vanjaram Chepa, వంజరాము

Kannada: neimeenu Arkale, Anjal, Dandi, Bawan, Ayakoorai, Konema, Kalagnani, Bari meenu, Surmai

Gujarathi : Surmai , Chapri

Marathi : Surmai , Towar , Anjari

Oriya : Konemu , koni, Mingiram

Bengali : Gura , Mackerel

Other: Wisvan, surmai (Konkani)surma mach, surmai, सुरमइ , ison, seela(in some places of tamil nadu),

Arabic: kanad, Chanaad khubat, derak, سمك الكنعد

Sinhala : Thora

Malaysia: ikan tenggiri, Tenggiri batang

Philippines: tanigue, Tangingue

Others : Kalgund, kulgun,Ghore, gore(in pakistan), Macko,






The Spanish mackerel ( Scomberomorini ) tribe comprises 21 species:
Cero mackerel, broadbarred king mackerel, king mackerel, narrow-barred Spanish mackerel, Streaked seerfish, Indo-Pacific king mackerel, double-lined mackerel, Serra Spanish mackerel, wahoo, shark mackerel ,Pacific sierra, Chinese seerfish, Korean seerfish, Atlantic Spanish mackerel, Papuan seerfish, Monterrey Spanish mackerel, Australian spotted mackerel, Japanese Spanish mackerel, Kanadi kingfish, Queensland school mackerel and West African Spanish mackerel.


fish in arabic


Shark
Sharks - Blue fin shark, hammer head shark , Dog Shark - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: sraavu, choraku, Shravu, Paalsravu

Tamil: sura,Sorrah, Pal sorrah

Kannada: thatte, balliar(tulu/kannada)

Telugu: Sora, Soraputtu, Sem sorrah

Others: mori (Konkani)Boalu, zori,sorrah, मोरि, ಮೋರಿ

Arabic: jargoor, gursh,lakham, walad, قرش

Mangra, Pishi kamot, sorapi pishik(Pakistan)



 arabic fish names with pictures


Silver barfish/ Dorab Wolf herring
Silver barfish

Malayalam: mulluvala, Vala

Tamil: karu vaali, Mullu Vallai, Valai

Kannada: Karli

Telugu: Vala

Gujarathi: Dai

Marathi: Katali, Karali

Oriya: Khanda balia

Bengali: Khavda, chela

Others:Korli, korli कोरलि(Konkani), Karli, Mullibala, ಕೊರ್ಲಿ

Arabic:Helf




معنى في العربيّة سمك ترجمة



Silver belly/ Pony fish/silverbelly
Silver belly, Pony fish - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: Thali mullen, kara, karal, mullen, nalla mullen, kurchi

Tamil: kaaral podi, kaarai,thata kavel, kavel, ,karal, kara podi

Kannada: Guruku, Kurchi, kurichi, , ಖಂಪಿ, Kanaikurchi

Bengali: Plastic mach

Oriya: chandee / Kara

Other: Kadal bale, Kurli bale. Kodu bale(kanada) Gujarathi - Katali, surgutta, velli, khampi खंपि(Konkani), gurkku,kampa,(khampi-(Konkani)kara(telugu)

Mith, Kaanteri, Neela punto(in pakistan)

Arabic:Saal, Geraish

Tagalog: Sapsap, Barurog, Dalupani, Tambung, Usub, Tarilip








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) śeṭki शेटकि, ಶೆಟ್ಕಿ

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 / Tongue fish
Malabar Sole, Tongue Sole - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: nang, nangu, Manangu, Vaalan manthal, Vaalan nangu

Tamil: nangu, naaku meen, virahi, Manangu

Kannada: Nangu Lyamp ,Chirate nangu, Guddel Nangu / Nangu, ಲೆಪ್ಪೊ

Other: Bashpata, Kukurjib(Bengali)

Telugu: korra menu

Gujarathi: Jib

Marathi: Gipti, Lep/ Shivra

Other: lep(Konkani) ಳಾಪ್, leppo लेप्पो, moral, repti, leppe, pooli kuchi,sola,

Arabic: lisan, Al thor lesan al-baher

Tagalog: Dapa (Indian Halibut)

Muna swasoo, Phani, bans-patta, buti, swaso(Pakistan)






Squid
Squid - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: kanava, Koonthal

Tamil: oosi kanawa, kanavai, kadama, Oosi kanava

Kannada: Bondas

Telugu: Kondavai , Kandavaya

Oriya: Kumiti muna , Kalirinda, Batua macha

Bengali: Samudra shasha , Bed

Gujarathi: Narsingha

Marathi: Nal , Narsingha

Konkani: Mankli , Manki

Others : maṇki माणकि (konkani) makul (माकुल), bondas (बोंडास), ಮಾಣ್ಕಿ, ಮಾಕುಲ್, ಬೊಂಡಾಸ್

Mayya, mus(in Pakistan)

Arabic:naggar, حبار كامل







Tilapia
Tilapia - Click for a bigger view

Tamil: kari, neyyi,jilapi,jilehi,thilaepia, Jilepi Kendai

Gujarathi: Tiapis

Konkani: Tilapo

Kannada: Sarkari meenu

Malayalam: Thilapia

Telugu: China goraka

Arabic: boulty

Tagalog: Molmol, Arroyo tilapia (Pest fish)






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: Surameenu, Gedare(Skip jack) Peepa, kedar, gedar, Surai menu(little tuna, kawakawa) ಬುಗಡಿ

Telugu: Nethuru thura

Oriya: Disco tumbala

Bengali: Attom bomb

Gujarathi: Gedara

Konkani: Bugade

Marathi: Gedar , Kuppa

Lakshadweep: Choora , Kalibila mas

Andaman: Kata baugdi

Other: chura,choora,toona,bugudi,tokke,kawakawa (little tuna) bugadi बुगडि (Konkani)

Arabic: taban, tuban, shiriwa,zainoop, تن

Tagalog: Turingan, Tambol (Mackerel Tuna) Gulyasan (skipjack)

Pakistan: Chuki, chunki, Dawan, ulus(kawakawa)kishki(skip jack)


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What are the different types of Tuna : Albacore, Atlantic Bonito, Bigeye, Blackfin Tuna, Bluefin tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Frigate Tuna, Bullet tuna, Skipjack 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

Oriya : Patapatia, Kurkur jiba

Bengali: Bhuta pata

Konkani: Lepo

Other: Kuppa machli, Haro Jeeb, Hario (Gujarati) zhipali , Bhakas (Marathi)

Hajam, dandani, kochuk(Pakistan)

Arabic: Kubzet al bahar,madas

Indian Spiny Turbot,Indian Halibut,Indian Turbot (English)



Halibut

How to tell them apart Flatfishes - Halibut, Turbot, Flounder and sole







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 / Jumper fish
(For image refer Malabar Trevally)

White fish, False trevally - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: parava, Kuthuppu, Paravas, Kadu

Tamil: neer suthumbu, sudumhu, Sudumba, Guthippu

Telugu: Sadumi, Chedumu, Sudumu

Kannada: Saundala, Ademeenu

Bengali: Sating

Gujarathi: Katali , Dhangari

Konkani: Sondar

Andamans: Sashed pomplet

Bukko, chilanker(in pakistan)

Tagalog: Salay-salay, Apahay, Salaybutang






Whiting/ Indian whiting / lady fish / sillago
Ladyfish, Sillago - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: poozhan,noongal, poovan, nangol, cudeerah, Kathiron , Pooyam, Kalimeen

Tamil: kilangan, kelangan,kilachi, kelakkan

Kannada: Kane, nogli, ನಾಗ್ಲಿ

Telugu: Surangi

Oriya: Palisurangi

Bengali: Tulkarma

Gujarathi: Sing

Marathi: Mudadi , Renvi

Others :kisu fish, mudoshi (Konkani)नागलि, nagli , Tular dandi(lady fish) kane, nogli, murdosh, kilanganan

Viat, Mushk, Bhambor, Hashoor(in pakistan)

Arabic: hassom

Tagalog: Asohos, Asuhos






Yellowfin tuna
Yellow fin Tuna - Click for a bigger view

Malayalam: valliya chura, poovan choora

Tamil: keerai

Kannada: Kedar, Sooral menu

Arabic: gaider, thamad



What is apollo fish

Apollo Fish

Is it a fish or a dish?

Its not a fish but a famous andhra dish. A spicy fish recipe from Hyderabad served as stater dish in all popular restaurant prepared with boneless fillets mostly of snapper, Murrel, salmon or any boneless fish variety. Apollo fish is a classic bar and restaurant snack

I have added this because many people have landed here searching for Apollo fish thinking its some sort of a fish they use for the dish.






Ayira / Common Spiny Loach

Marathi: Chikani, Mura

Kannada: Hunase, Murangi

Malayalam: Ailori, Kozhutha

Tamil: Aiyrai, Asarat, Palli meen, Asara meen

Telugu: Asira

Origya: Jubbi cowri

Bengali: Gutum

Hindi: Bulu

Ayira​ meen is a delicacy in Madurai . This fish is a very tiny fresh water fish found in paddy fields. A Tamil Nadu favourite, since, they live in the marshy bed of rivers, ponds and lakes, they are rich in mineral and the taste differs according to the soil type.





Ayre / Long whiskered catfish

Marathi: Singati , Singati, Shingala

Kannada: Kappu suragi,Chinkode

Malayalam: Vella koori , Kada kelithi, Ponnai keletee

Tamil: Uppang keluthi , Kattai keluthi , Nei kuluthi

Telugu: Jella, Mukul jella, Seenghala

Origya: Kontia

Bengali: Nuna-tengra , Ayre

Bihari: Kala tenguah






Catfish pabda

Malayalam: Manaja valah

Tamil: Chotah wahla, Silai valai

Kannada: Godla, Kembari

Telugu: Dukaduma, Theenuva

Oriya: Pabtah

Bengali: Puffta

Gujarathi: Gungwari

Marathi: Moone, Goong waree

Assemeese: Pabho, Pava

Hindi: Pata, Gungli, Chechera, Jalkapoor

Punjabi: Pubta, Pallus, Pallu, Goongwah





Puntius / Pool barb

Krishna carp

Undakanni (Malayalam)

Kulla kendai, Kuran chelbi (Tamil)

Guddapakke (Kannada)

Chadu perigi, Budda pakke (Telugu)

Khavli (Marathi)

Putia-kerundi (Oriya)

Pothi, Katcha-karawa (Hindi)

Phabounga (Assamese )

Puti (Bengali)







Shark catfish / Boal

Malayalam: Vaalah , Aattu vaalah

Tamil: Walagh , Valathi: vaalai , Vazai

Telugu: Valaga , Walagha , Valuga

Marathi: Shivda , Pahdi , Pahree , Pari , Purran , Pattan

Konkani: Bahle , Chate , Godlay

Gujarathi: Padin

Oriya: Ballai , Boalee , Boabe

Bengali: Bayali , Koyali , Boal

Assameese: Barali , Sareng , Poil

Bihari: Boyari , Barwari

Hindi: Wallah , Valai , Paran , Mullay , Mullee

Punjabi: Boyari , Paran





Leatherjacket / Filefish

Malayalam: Moori,Udupoori, Adu

Tamil: Klathi

Arabic: Klaib al daw, Baeel









Chapalu in Telugu

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




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Anonymous said...

This was helpful.Thx

Vinotys said...

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

വയ്സ്രേലി said...

This is the excellent blog i have seen even. Thanks very much.

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...

excellent post

Anonymous said...

amazing stuff its so helpful
thnks alot man.

Anonymous said...

Hey this is so so helpful. thank you loads

Anonymous said...

Very helpful site..

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

Lakshmi Ramaswamy 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

Unknown said...

brillant work..This was very helpfull f & quite informative..thanks for sharing!!

Meher said...

the best blog i hav seen in my life..it has been very very useful thanq u sooooo much

Anonymous said...

Great work realllllllllllyyyyy

Anonymous said...

My dear Whoever you are !!!
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!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous 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

Unknown 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...

Unknown 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!

Lakshmi Ramaswamy 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!

Lakshmi Ramaswamy 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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thank you

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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!!!

Unknown 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

Arcturus 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

Manabendra 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..:)

Anonymous said...

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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

Unknown 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

Unknown 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.

Anonymous 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 )

Lakshmi Ramaswamy 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

Lakshmi Ramaswamy said...

Another name for koori fish Vaari.

In kannada its know as Haddu Meenu

Unknown 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...

Unknown 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

Unknown 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...................

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Very helpful

J 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)

Unknown said...

1thanks dude this is incredeble and useful thanks thanks

Anonymous said...

Too good a collection, its a boon for those on travel or on transferable jobs. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Great Work Buddy !!

Anonymous said...

Nice written!! I have been a big fan of your blogs. thanks best fishing line

Group Serama Negeri ™ said...

Excellent job! Very helpful. :)

Anonymous said...

great job

Unknown said...

Thank you for this great help

Unknown said...

Korramenu fish not matched the fish shown in the image.But it is a nice work. Thanks for the presentation. Venky Nandam,

Arun said...

Excellent work, very informative...thank you !

Unknown said...

Graet blog very helpful I would really appreciate if someone can tell me some tastiest fishes

Regards

Unknown said...

Great very helpful I would really appreciate if some some can list some tastiest fish names plz

sc said...

superb work

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