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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Marathi English names for fish Maasa

English-Marathi Names for fishes






Pomfret-Paplet, butter fish

Halwa-Black Pomfret, saranga

Surmai-Seer Fish, king fish(big surmai)

Bangda-Mackerel

Mori-Shark

Prawns-Kolambi or Kolmi or lobster

Taarli-Sardines

Mandeli-Anchovies, goldfish?

Shimpli-Clams

Bhingi

makul-squid, octopus

Ravas

Rani Maasa

Dhomi masa

Karali

Jawala-very very small diferent fishes

Modak-very small different fishes




Fish and Other Sea  Foods
English Marathi
Anchovy India Kati
Bhetki Khajura
Bombay Duck Bombil,Bummalo
Catfish Shingala
Catfish Fresh Water
Catfish Pungas
Crab Khekra
Eel Vam,Bale
Eel Fresh Water Ahir
Red Snapper Tambusa
Ribbon Fish Bala,Pitiurkti,Pitiwagti
Rohu Carp Variety Tambada Massa
Salmon Indian Rawas
Sardine Padwa,Washi
Sardine  Oil Torli,Haid
Sawfish Kandere
Seer Tuvar Anjari
Seer Mahasole Khadchi,Masta,Mahsala
Herring Giant Bhing
Herring Indian
Hilsa Fish Pala
Indian Whiting Murdi
Jewfish Ghol
Katla Tambra
Lobster Shevand
Mackerel Bangada
Mackerel Horse Labi
Mango Fish Dodywa,Rawas
Mullet
Mullet Marine Mangin Boir
Pearl Spot
Pomfret black Halwa
Pomfret Silver Chandava,Saranga,Pomplet
Prawns Kolbi
Ray Goval Pakat
Shark Fresh Water Shivda,Pari,Puram
Shark Hammer Headed Zori,Kanare
Shark River Waghsheer
Silver Barfish Karli,Datali
Silver Belly Surgutta,Katali,Titaka
Skate Lang,Pakat
Snake Headed Fish Daku
Sole Sohr
Sole Malabar Repti,Shivra
Tuna
Turbot Indian Kuppa or Gedar
White Bait Ehakas,Katai

Fish Names in Indian Languages

Fishes have been the favorite food for most of the people in India. We have listed out a glossary of fish names in various languages like Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. As English is the most commonly used language most of the recipes are in English. Just to make it easy, the images and their scientific names are also mentioned.

Yellowfin Tuna

Scientific Name:Thunnus Albacares
Hindi:
Malayalam: Valliya chura, Poovan Choora
Tamil: Keerai
Telugu:
Kannada: Kedar, Sooral menu
Urdu:
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Indian Whiting/Lady Fish/Sillago

Scientific Name: Elops saurus
Hindi: Kane, Nogli
Malayalam: Poozhan, Noongal, Poovan, Nangol, Cudeerah
Tamil: Kilangan, Elangan, Kilachi, Kelakkan
Telugu:
Kannada: Kane, Nogli
Urdu:
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Oriya:
Konkani: Mudoshi

White Fish/False Trevally

Scientific Name: Coregonus clupeaformis
Hindi:
Malayalam: parava, Kuthuppu, Paravas, Kadu
Tamil: Neer suthumbu, sudumhu, Guthippu
Telugu: Sadumi
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Wahoo

Scientific Name: Acanthocybium solandri
Hindi:
Malayalam: Ayakoora
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Vela

Scientific Name:
Hindi:
Malayalam: Velavu,Vella para
Tamil: Vela meen
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Indian spiny Turbot

Scientific Name: Psettodes erumei
Hindi: Kuppa machli
Malayalam: Manthal, Aayiram Pali
Tamil: Potha, Pothal, Erumei-Nakku
Telugu: Dodda Nangu, Kolli Nangu , Noree-Nalaka
Kannada:
Urdu:
Bengali:
Marathi:
Gujarati: Haro Jeeb
Punjabi: Bhakas
Oriya:
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Tuna

Scientific Name: Thynus
Hindi: Chura
Malayalam: Choora, Chura
Tamil: Soorai, Vari soorai
Telugu:
Kannada: Gedare
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Tilapia

Scientific Name: Oreochromis niloticus
Hindi:
Malayalam:
Tamil: Kari, Neyyi, Jilapi, Jilehi, Thilaepia
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Anchovy

Scientific Name: Stolephorus Indicus
Hindi: Capsali Mandli, Velli
Malayalam: Nethili, Kozhuva, Natholi, Netha , Nathal
Tamil: Nethali, Nethili, Thogai meen
Telugu: Nethallu, poorava ,Kelba, Poravallu
Kannada: Bolingei Kollathuru
Urdu:
Bengali: Phansa
Marathi:
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Konkani: Capsali Mandli

Barracuda

Scientific Name: Sphyraena barracuda
Hindi: Tonki
Malayalam: Neduva, chilavu, thinda,Koduva, Cheela, Thiruthakkadian, Sheelavu, Cheeelahoo
Tamil: Ooli, Pilinjan, ,Sheela, Cheela, Goli, Gola, Oozha, Seela
Telugu: Jellow
Kannada: Obantol, Kanaki
Urdu: Kund
Bengali:
Marathi: Ghalse, Badvi, Badri, Jaban Tal
Gujarati:
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Oriya:
Konkani: Tonki

Barramundi / Bekti

Scientific Name: Lates calcarifer
Hindi:
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, Keliji
Urdu: Dangri
Bengali:
Marathi: Jithidha
Gujarati: Gariyu, Khajura, Jiteda, Fitadar
Punjabi:
Oriya: Bekkut, Durruah
Konkani:

Bluefin

Scientific Name: Caranx melampygus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Vatta, Kuluvel, Oyupara, Maduthala
Tamil: Parai
Telugu: Kuroogoo-Parah
Kannada:
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Marathi: Shitap
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Bombay

Scientific Name: Harpadon nehereus
Hindi: Bombil,Bumallo
Malayalam: Bummili
Tamil: Vangaravasi
Telugu: Vanamattalu , Coco Muttah, Cucah Sawahri
Kannada: Banguli
Urdu: Bombil, Bombala
Bengali: Loitta, Lutia, Bumaloh
Marathi: Bombil,Nehare,Bunmalo
Gujarati: Bumla, Gulchi
Punjabi:
Oriya: Bombil
Konkani:

Butterfish

Scientific Name: Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
Hindi: Pabda, Puptai
Malayalam: Nachara
Tamil:
Telugu:
Kannada: Konande
Urdu:
Bengali: Pabda Jhol
Marathi:
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Konkani: Saudalo, Karchani

Catfish

Scientific Name: Ictalurus punctatus
Hindi: Sangot
Malayalam: Valia Etta, Kaari, Thendu Kadu
Tamil: Kelluthi, Kezhuthi, Mandai, Kaleru, Irung Keletee, Kellettee, Keliru
Telugu: Tedi jella, Jellalu, Ungilayi, Jella, Walaga
Kannada: Thede, Shede, Shede Galiya
Urdu: Kun
Bengali: Kan Magur
Marathi: Nal Shingala, Mogamshede, Pangusg, Shingala, Sangot, Sangtam, Shyade, Sangat, Vari Choongum, Varichundan Mushi
Gujarati: Khagadi
Punjabi:
Oriya: Kamada
Konkani:

Catla (Bengal Carp)

Scientific Name: Catla catla
Hindi: Boassa, Chepti, Bhakur, Katla
Malayalam: Karaka, Karacatla, Katla
Tamil: Catla, Katla, Kendai, Theppu Meenu, Kanavi, Koora-Kendai, Theppu Meenu, Thopaameenu, Japan endai, Thoppu meen, Yamaneri endai, Karavai
Telugu: Botchee, Botchi, Botcha, Krishnabotcha
Kannada:
Urdu:
Bengali: Katla, Pla Kra Ho
Marathi: Tambra, Katala, Pla Kra Ho
Gujarati: Bawas, Tambra, Thambra
Punjabi: Theil ,Theila, Thaila
Oriya: Bahkur, Barkur, Bhakur
Konkani:

Clam

Scientific Name: Tridacna maxima
Hindi: Tisario
Malayalam: Kakka, Eninthti, Kakka matti
Tamil: Kilinjal, Matti(Vjtlia), Inatti, Vari Matti, Panja matti, Vazhi, Vazhukkumatti, Chippi
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Cod

Scientific Name: Gadus morhua
Hindi: Gobro
Malayalam: Mullan, Sarghan, Chemmun, Panna Mahi mahi
Tamil: Panna, Kalava
Telugu:
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Konkani: Gobro

Convict Surgeonfish

Scientific Name: Acanthurus triostegus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Kurichil, Nelalan, Varipara, Paalla
Tamil: Kozhimeen
Telugu: Mootah
Kannada: Mada
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Crab

Scientific Name: Pediculus pubis
Hindi: Keka-daa, Kurlya
Malayalam: Njandu, Nandu
Tamil: Nandu
Telugu: Pitha, Peetha
Kannada:
Urdu: Kekra, Kukri, Googoo tanga
Bengali:
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Konkani: Kekda, Kurlya, Aedi, Nona

Cuttle

Scientific Name: Sepia officinalis
Hindi:
Malayalam: Tonadi Kanava, Kalaan Kanava
Tamil: Kanavai, Totti kanava
Telugu:
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Urdu: Mayya, mus
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Dart

Scientific Name: Ptereleotris evides
Hindi:
Malayalam: Peeyada
Tamil: Kootili, kutili
Telugu:
Kannada: Kaduvai, Kokkare
Urdu: Onaf, sonam, sonab
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Dolphin Fish

Scientific Name: Coryphaena hippurus
Hindi: Mahi mahi
Malayalam: Avvnose, Abanoos
Tamil: Avlis, Kal vanna, Badahlen, Koppurai Kula, Ailai
Telugu:
Kannada: Abanoos
Urdu: Mahlar, Amlooshk, Amrusk
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Eel

Scientific Name: Mastacembelus armatus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Pambu meen, Malanjil , Manangil, Malungulu, Maniangal, Malanja
Tamil: Vilongu, Vilangu, Seram Pambu, Velangoo
Telugu:
Kannada: Kencholi, Hari Meenu
Urdu: Kolaav Barn, Sankh, Saang
Bengali: Kamila
Marathi: Ahir
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Emperor/Mula/Pigface Bream

Scientific Name: Lethrinus miniatus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Valiya vilmeen, Kurali
Tamil: Valai meen, Kulli kozhi meen, Vannatthi, Vilaimeen
Telugu:
Kannada: Erimeenu, Kokkare
Urdu: Mulla, Gadeer
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Fin Bream

Scientific Name: Nemipterus Japonicus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Navara, Kellimeen, Killimeen, Chengavaal, Chennavira, Henvaara, Puthiyappalla kora
Tamil: Navara, Sennagarai, Navarei, Karuppu Mattavan, Changarah, Kandal meen, Thullu kendai
Telugu: Chalaneera kanti, Sallenganti
Kannada: Mudumagalu, madmal,madumagala
Urdu: Katti, Kolonto
Bengali: Ruppan
Marathi: Rani, Rano krisi, Bammi
Gujarati: Rain
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Finned bulleye

Scientific Name: Priacanthus spp
Hindi:
Malayalam: Unnimary, chuvana, chenvara
Tamil: Cheena Varai, Kakkasi
Telugu:
Kannada: Disco menu
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Flying Fish

Scientific Name: Cypselurus melanurus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Kolal paravai, Kola, Baravi, Khola
Tamil: Parava, Para Kola, Kola, Paravai Kola
Telugu:
Kannada: Parava menu
Urdu: Thuri, Jirri
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Garfish

Scientific Name: Xenentodon cancila
Hindi:
Malayalam: Kola Meen, Kolaan, Karu thonamkunhi, Mural, Kolan, Kokki
Tamil: Kola, Mural, Kokkimeen, Vellai murrel, Morel
Telugu:
Kannada: Kokkare, Konti
Urdu:
Bengali: Kaikka, Kanke ly
Marathi: Kande toe, Havu menu, Tole
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Goatfish

Scientific Name: Parupeneus indicus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Manakkam
Tamil: Nagarai, Navarai, Kal nakharai, Kulnaven
Telugu: Rahtee Goolivinda
Kannada: Kurli, Purli
Urdu: Manori, Kolonto
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Greas Carp fish/ Reba Carp

Scientific Name:
Hindi:
Malayalam: Reba, Rogu
Tamil: Poorali, Coala Kendai, Aranjan Podi, Aringal
Telugu: Arju, Chittahri, Elamosa
Kannada:
Urdu:
Bengali: Raig, Batta, Podha
Marathi:
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Punjabi:
Oriya: Purha, Panjali, Rewah, Loli
Konkani:

Grouper(Reef Cod)

Scientific Name: Epinephelus morrhua
Hindi:
Malayalam: Kalava, Murumeen
Tamil: Kalavan, Panni meen, Komeri, Kelavan
Telugu:
Kannada: Guri, Gopra, Muri Meenu
Urdu: Dhambo, Gisser, Klanch, Golori
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Grunt/Grunter bream/Silver Grunt

Scientific Name: Pomadasys argenteus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Karukaruppan, Kurukuruppan
Tamil: Cheri, Ghorakan, Kadichani, Kakan, Korukkai, Seraiah, Kalianthalai, Komkee, Kalianthalai, Komkee, Kurumutti, Mullankra, Pullikurimeen
Telugu: Gorakka,Karuppi
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Marathi: Karkara
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Herring

Scientific Name: Clupea harengus
Hindi: Bhing
Malayalam: Kannan Mathi
Tamil: Koimeen, Nunalai
Telugu:
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Marathi: Khanaath, Chakasi
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Hilsa/Indian shad

Scientific Name: Tenualosa ilisha
Hindi: Peddi, Vonog
Malayalam: Paluva
Tamil: Ullam, Oolum, Vengannai, Sevva
Telugu: Killalu
Kannada: Kodal Swadi, Paliya, Palasa, Mallas
Urdu: Tikki palwar
Bengali: Ilish
Marathi: Chaksi, Palwar
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Horse Mackerel

Scientific Name: Trachurus trachurus
Hindi: Hado bangdo
Malayalam: Vankaad, Chamba, Koolipara, Para, Vangada, Kanni Ayala
Tamil: Parai, Paarai, Vangada, Puli Parai, Thenga Parai, Vengadai Parai, Kilisai
Telugu: Par
Kannada: Bangada, Kodanate, Goukae
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Konkani: Hado bangdo

Indian Scad

Scientific Name: Decapterus russelli
Hindi:
Malayalam: Kozhiyala, Thiriyan,Vatta Kanni
Tamil: Paarai, Kumara parai, Kilichai
Telugu:
Kannada: Thidumpu
Urdu: Seem
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Jewfish(Ghol, croaker)

Scientific Name: Epinephelus itajara
Hindi:
Malayalam: Kora, Manham, Pallikora, Maham
Tamil: Kathalai, Panna, Kopayen, Vari Kathalai,Vanakathal,Vellai kathalai, Kora
Telugu: Pullipanna, Gorasa, Tella, Katchelu, Goraka
Kannada: Ghoti
Urdu: Mushka, Chan, Boro, Tont
Bengali: Bara Poa, Lambu
Marathi:
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Konkani: Poma, Goli, Balvi, Dodi, Dantya, Bengal corvine, Vella jaltelle, Karoos katlellr, Bola

King Fish / Butter fish

Scientific Name: Seriola lalandi
Hindi: Surmai, Visonu, Karchani
Malayalam: Motha, Kuluval mothai, Kadal viral, Mottah
Tamil: Vajaram, Kadal viral, Batang, Kuluval, Kadavara, Kadal-viral, Cuddal-verarl
Telugu: Vajaram, Peddah-mottah
Kannada: Surmai
Urdu: Sanghta, Aangh, Sanglor
Bengali:
Marathi: Madusa, Muddus, Sakla, Sakala
Gujarati: Surmai, Visonu, Viswon , Modasa
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Allied kingfish/Amberjack

Scientific Name: Seriola dumerili
Hindi:
Malayalam: Punnara Meen, Punnaara
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Leatherskin / Queenfish

Scientific Name: Scomberoides commersonnianus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Leather, Koda
Tamil: Theera, Katta, Tol Para
Telugu:
Kannada: Palai-meenu
Urdu: Aal, Saram
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Lizard fish

Scientific Name: Synodus variegatus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Arranna
Tamil: Thumbili, Thanni panna
Telugu: Cade mottah
Kannada: Aranai meenu
Urdu: Koniari, Bombala
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Lobster

Scientific Name: Homarus americanus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Konjan
Tamil: Singi Raal, Kalral, Singi Erali, Maaku Eral, Kal eral
Telugu:
Kannada: Konju
Urdu: Kikat, Kikka
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Mackerel

Scientific Name: Scomber scombrus
Hindi: Bangda
Malayalam: Ayala, Aila
Tamil: Kanangeluthi, Kana Kayuthai, Kanaam, Keluthi aila, Kumla, Augalai, Ailai, Kanangeluthi
Telugu: Kannangadatha, Kanagarthalu
Kannada: Bangde,Banguda, Telbangade
Urdu: Srmai, Surmaya, Bangra
Bengali:
Marathi: Anjari
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Malabar thryssa/Malabar Anchovy

Scientific Name: Thryssa kammalensis
Hindi:
Malayalam: Manangu, Manang, Thryssa purava
Tamil: Poruva, Poorava, Nedum poruva
Telugu:
Kannada: Tharave, Larrae manangu
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Malabar Trevally

Scientific Name: Carangoides malabaricus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Paara
Tamil: Paarai, Thol Parai
Telugu:
Kannada: Kodavai, Bonke
Urdu: Bangra, Kakkar, Pattar
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Mangrove Jack

Scientific Name: Lutjanus argentimaculatus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Kalavayan
Tamil: Seppilli, Vekkattai, Thokkal, Pullikarayan Noolani
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Milkfish / White Mullet

Scientific Name: Chanos chanos
Hindi:
Malayalam: Poomeen
Tamil: Chano chanos, Palmeen, Paal Kendai, Palai meen
Telugu: Palabontha
Kannada: Hoovu menu, Hoomeenu
Urdu: Ghonshi, Murru, Murra
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Moonfish

Scientific Name: Lampris guttatus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Ambattan Para
Tamil: Kannadi Karel, Amattikatti, Ambattan para
Telugu:
Kannada: Hakkimeen
Urdu:
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Gujarati: Vaniani
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Mrigal / Cauvery White Carp

Scientific Name: Cirrhinus cirrhosus
Hindi: Nain, Nainee, Narain, Mirki, Mrigal
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
Urdu:
Bengali: Mrigal, Mrigala
Marathi: Mirga,Mirya, Mrigal
Gujarati: Morakhee, Nagari
Punjabi: Mori , Movakha
Oriya: Mirgali, Mirikali, Mirrga, Mirrgah
Konkani:

Mullet

Scientific Name: Mugil cephalus
Hindi: Boi, Parshey, Andawari, Shevto
Malayalam: Thiruta, Maalan , Mallan
Tamil: Madavai kendai, Saala, Kavyangalu, Velisa, Surada, Madavakandai, Chiryakandai, Cheluva kandai, Gejameena kendai
Telugu: Koniga,bonthaparigi, Bontha Chepa, Kathiparego
Kannada: Male, Mala, Malu, Pare
Urdu: Boi, Meengh, Tagan, Mori, Chhodi, Pharra, Murbo, Mundi
Bengali: Bhangan
Marathi: Pillsa
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Murrel

Scientific Name: Channa striata
Hindi: Murrai
Malayalam: Korava,Manathu kannan, Vatton, Vattudi
Tamil: Viraal, Viral meen, Koravai, Pothi meenp
Telugu: Erramatta, Mottu, Mohkorava, Thunda, Korava
Kannada:
Urdu: Soali
Bengali: Cheng
Marathi: Daku
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Mussels

Scientific Name: Dreissena polymorpha
Hindi: Teesari
Malayalam: Kadukka, Kallummakkaya, Kallumakkai, Kakka, Kadiika, Kadalkai, Kalliimakai, Nilakakka
Tamil: Aazhi, Matti, Kallikai, Pachaiali, Pachchai ali, Chippi
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Oriya:
Konkani:

Oyster

Scientific Name: Crassostrea gigas
Hindi: Kalva
Malayalam: Kakka, Miriuga, Muni
Tamil: Sippy, Muthu sippi
Telugu:
Kannada:
Urdu:
Bengali:
Marathi:
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
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Parrot fish

Scientific Name: Scarus ceruleus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Pacha pheesam, Kizhi meen, Keli meen, Kolimeen
Tamil: Pachai elimeen
Telugu:
Kannada: Gili meenu
Urdu:
Bengali:
Marathi:
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani:

Pearl spot/Green chromide

Scientific Name: Etroplus Suratensis
Hindi: Karimeen
Malayalam: Karimeen, Erimeen
Tamil: Pattai, Seththa Kendai, Palincha, Karassar
Telugu: Cashimera
Kannada:
Urdu:
Bengali:
Marathi:
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani: Kalundar

Perch

Scientific Name: Perca flavescens
Hindi: Koi Machli
Malayalam: Keeri, Kotha, Kallakeedam
Tamil: Kilichan, Keeli, Keechan, Prachi, Palin-Kichan
Telugu: Chamallu, Kataili, Baikeeli, Kilipothu, Ganam
Kannada: Keeli
Urdu:
Bengali:
Marathi: Naveri, Khachaki
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya: Gahnu
Konkani: Pal

Pomfret

Scientific Name: Pampus argenteus
Hindi: Chandava
Malayalam: Aavoli, Akoli, Aakoli
Tamil: Vavwall
Telugu: Tellachanduva, Nalla chanduva, Nalla sandawah
Kannada: Manji, Bili Manji, Kappu Manji
Urdu: Kala pithoo
Bengali:
Marathi:
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani: Sagoti

Prawns/shrimp

Scientific Name: Penaeus plebejus
Hindi: Jhinga, Chingri, Chemen, Sungat
Malayalam: Konch, chemmeen, Konj
Tamil: Eral, Eraal, Ira
Telugu:
Kannada: Boli etti, Etti
Urdu:
Bengali:
Marathi:
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani:

Rayfish

Scientific Name: Rhinoptera javanica
Hindi: Waghole
Malayalam: Kottiva, Therandi, Tirandi, Therandi
Tamil: Thirukkai
Telugu: Teki, Belugiri, Tenku
Kannada: Thorake
Urdu: Thirukkai Pittan
Bengali: Shaplapata, Haush, Waghla
Marathi:
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani: Waghole

Red Snapper

Scientific Name: Lutjanus campechanus
Hindi: Rane
Malayalam: Pahari, Chemballi Murumeen
Tamil: Sankara, Parithi velameen, Sudhati, Pulariam, Cheppilli, Chenganni, Thokkal, Kalavai, Karuvalai, Kondal, Seppilli/Noolani
Telugu: Thundava, Rangu, Kaliviya, Korameemu
Kannada: Chemballi
Urdu: Hira, Hiro, Kunla, Kanalcha
Bengali:
Marathi:
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani: Rane, Ranga, Choukya, Thamoshi

Ribbon fish/Belt fish/Hairtail

Scientific Name: Lepturacanthus Saval
Hindi: Bale
Malayalam: Vaala, Thalayan, Vala
Tamil: Vaalai, Bale, Savalai,Valai, Vazhi meen
Telugu: Savallu
Kannada: Pambole , Hanbole, Saalai, Pambol
Urdu: Talwar, Tinji, Chindi
Bengali: Chhuri mach, Churi Kamble
Marathi:
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani: Hambli, Baale

Rohu (Carp Fish)

Scientific Name: Labeo rohita
Hindi:
Malayalam: Rohu, Rohitham
Tamil: Rohu, Kannadi Kenda
Telugu: Bocha Gnadu meenu
Kannada:
Urdu:
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Marathi:
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Indian sailfish

Scientific Name: Istiophorus platypterus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Ola-meen, Olameen
Tamil: Thalapaththu, Kopparan, Mayilmeen
Telugu:
Kannada:
Urdu:
Bengali:
Marathi: Tadmasa
Gujarati: Kunga, Tadmachi
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani:

Salmon – Indian salmon/ Threadfin

Scientific Name: Salmo salar
Hindi: Raavas
Malayalam: Kaalaa, Kora, Bameen
Tamil: Kala, Kaala, Thiravalai
Telugu: Maga, Budathamaga
Kannada: Darha, Balu, Ramus
Urdu:
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Marathi:
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Sardines

Scientific Name: Harengula jaguana
Hindi: Chareeaddee Machli, Pedvey
Malayalam: Mathi, Chaala, Veloori
Tamil: Mathi, Salai, Vellai Suda, Paichalai, Kavalai, Neethu Kavalai
Telugu: Kavallu, Noonakaala, Noona Kavallu
Kannada: Boothai, Buthai, Boige Pedi, Berjal Swadi
Urdu: Palli, Palla, Goi, Mitti
Bengali:
Marathi: Pedvey, Chareeaddee, Pedi, Baige, Tarle, Trale, Tori, Bhutai
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani: Haird

Sawfish

Scientific Name: Pristis pectinata
Hindi: Kandere
Malayalam: Vakusravu
Tamil: Vela, Vezha, Uluvai
Telugu: Yalla
Kannada:
Urdu: Khari-mangar, Lair, Lairo, Suddo, Chaiti
Bengali:
Marathi:
Gujarati:
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Oriya:
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Seer fish / Spanish mackerel

Scientific Name: Scomberomorus commerson
Hindi: Surmai
Malayalam: Naymeen, Naimeen, Ayokora, Ayakura
Tamil: Vanjaram, Naimeem, Savara, Mavulasi, Cheela, Nettaiyan Cheela, Mavuladi
Telugu: Vanjaram, Konema
Kannada: Neimeenu Arkale, Anjal, Dandi, Bawan, Ayakoorai
Urdu: Kalgund, Kulgun, Ghore, Gore
Bengali:
Marathi:
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani: Surmai, Surma mach

Shark

Scientific Name: Carcharodon carcharias
Hindi: Moree, Zori
Malayalam: Sraavu, Choraku, Shravu
Tamil: Sura, Sorrah
Telugu: Sora, Soraputtu
Kannada: Thatte, Balliar
Urdu: Mangra, Pishi kamot, Sorapi pishik
Bengali:
Marathi:
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani: Mori, Boalu, Zori, Sorrah

Silver Barfish/ Dorab Wolf herring

Scientific Name: Chirocentrus dorab
Hindi: Korli
Malayalam: Mulluvala, Vala
Tamil: Karu vaali, Mullu Vallai, Valai
Telugu:
Kannada:
Urdu:
Bengali:
Marathi:
Gujarati:
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Oriya:
Konkani: Korli

Silver belly/ Pony fish

Scientific Name: Leiognathus Equulus
Hindi: Surgutta
Malayalam: Thali mullen, Kaea, Karal, Mullen, Nalla mullen
Tamil: Kaaral podi, Kaarai, Thata kavel, Kavel, Karal, Kara podi
Telugu: Kara
Kannada: Guruku, Kurchi, Kurichi
Urdu: Mith, Kaanteri, Neela punto
Bengali:
Marathi:
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani: Gurkku, Kampa, Khampi

Silver biddy/majorras

Scientific Name: Gerres macracanthusa
Hindi:
Malayalam: Pranjin, Kodian purachi
Tamil: Uduvan, Oodan, Udagam, Velludan
Telugu:
Kannada: Paiya, Hole bainge
Urdu: Jerki, Mudro
Bengali:
Marathi:
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani: Shekti

Silver Bat fish/Finger fish/Diamond fish/Silver moonfish

Scientific Name: Monodactylus argenteus
Hindi:
Malayalam: Aakoli, Vavalmeen
Tamil: Parrandan Moolen, Purrandee
Telugu:
Kannada: Hakki Meenu
Urdu: Girpai, Mith
Bengali:
Marathi: Chandlak
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani:

Solefish

Scientific Name: Sardinella Brachysoma
Hindi: Repti, Morrul
Malayalam: Nang, Nangu, Manangu
Tamil: Nangu, Naaku meen, Virahi, Manangu
Telugu: Korra menu
Kannada: Nangu Lyamp ,Chirate nangu, Guddel Nangu / Nangu
Urdu: Swaso
Bengali: Bashpata, Kukurjib
Marathi:
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani: Lep, Moral, Repti, Leppe, Pooli, Kuchi, Sola

Squid

Scientific Name: Loligo vulgaris
Hindi: Ma-nkyo, Samudra-pheni (or feni)
Malayalam: Kanava
Tamil: Oosi kanawa, Kanavai, Kadama
Telugu:
Kannada:
Urdu: Mayya, Mus
Bengali:
Marathi: Nal, maakul
Gujarati:
Punjabi:
Oriya:
Konkani:


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

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