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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 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 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

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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.

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FISH GLOSSARY
(For a bigger view of the images please click on the respective image)

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

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Barracuda (Sea Pike)

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)

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

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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

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

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)

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Butterfish

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

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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)
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)
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Clam

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

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Cod

Malayalam: Mullan, Sarghan, Chemmun, panna Mahi mahi Tamil: Panna, Kalava Other: Gobro(konkan), Kallmurya Also check in Grouper

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Convict Surgeonfish

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

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

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Cuttle

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

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Dart(snubnose dart/Silver Pompano)

Malayalam: Peeyada Tamil: Kootili, kutili Kannada: Kaduvai, Kokkare. Other: Ladagoo, Katattitaka Arabic: Tallaha, Al sibin, seben Onaf, sonam, sonab(sindhi in Pakistan)

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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)

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Eel

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)

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Emperor/Mula/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)

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

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.

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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

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

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Flying Fish

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

Garfish

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

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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)

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Greas Carp fish/ 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)

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)

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Grunt/Grunter bream/Silver Grunt

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

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Herring(Indian)
Malayalam: Kannan Mathi

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

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Hilsa/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)

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Horse Mackerel

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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

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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)

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Different Type of scad:

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Jewfish(Ghol, croaker)

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)

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King Fish (some places its called Butter fish)

(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,Cuddalverarl 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)

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Allied kingfish/Amberjack ( Seriola dumerili )

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)

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

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Little tunny/ Letti (refer TUNA)

Lizard fish

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

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Lobster

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

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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)

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Malabar Leaf fish

Malayalam: Panna karimeen,Karipidi, Chuttichi

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

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Malabar Trevally

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

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Mangrove Jack( Common
name for Mangrove red snapper) Malayalam: Kalavayan Tamil: Seppilli, Vekkattai, Thokkal, Pullikarayan Noolani

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Milkfish(White Mullet)

Malayalam: Poomeen, Tamil: Chano chanos, Palmeen, Paal Kendai, Palai meen Telugu: palabontha Kannada: Hoovu menu, Hoomeenu Arabic: Nemara, Eiffah Ghonshi, Murru, Murra(in pakistan)

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Moonfish

Malayalam: Ambattan Para Tamil: Kannadi Karel, Amattikatti, Ambattan para Kannada: Hakkimeen Gujarathi: Vaniani Arabic: Halwayou

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Mrigal(Cauvery White Carp)

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)

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Mullet

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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

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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.

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

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)

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Mussels

Malayalam: kadukka, kallummakkaya, kallumakkai,kakka,kadiika, kadalkai, kalliimakai, nilakakka Tamil: aazhi, matti,Kallikai, Pachaiali, pachchai ali, chippi Other:pacile, Ajeer, chippi

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Oyster

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

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Parrot fish

Malayalam: Pacha pheesam, kizhi meen, keli meen, kolimeen Tamil: Pachai elimeen Kannada: Gili meenu Arabic: Hareed, Gain, durah

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Pearl spot/green chromide

Malayalam: karimeen, Erimeen Tamil: pattai, Seththa Kendai, Palincha, Karassar Telugu: Cashimera Others: Karimeen, kaagalsi,kaleram kagalsi, ( kalundar-in konkani), Putulkas

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Perch

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

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Pomfret

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)

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Prawns/shrimp

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?

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Rabbit fish

Arabic: safi, sunafi, oran, kalloron Kakina,mahparri(in Pakistan)

Rayfish

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

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Red Snapper(Mangrove red snapper, river snapper, Jobfish)

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)
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Ribbon fish/belt fish/Hairtail

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

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Rohu (Carp Fish)

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)

Malayalam: Ola-meen, Olameen Tamil: Thalapaththu, Kopparan, Mayilmeen Gujarathi: Kunga, Tadmachi Marathi: Tadmasa Arabic: Faras, Kheil al bahar

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Salmon (Indian salmon/ Threadfin)

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

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Sardines(pilchard are more bony)

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)

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Sawfish

Malayalam: vakusravu Tamil: Vela, Vezha, Uluvai Telugu: yalla Khari-mangar, lair, lairo, suddo, chaiti(Pakistan) Arabic:syaf

Seer fish(Spanish mackerel)

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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

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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

Malayalam: mulluvala, Vala Tamil: karu vaali, Mullu Vallai, Valai Others:Korli(Konkani), Karli, Mullibala Arabic:Helf

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Silver belly/ Pony fish/silverbelly

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

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Silver biddy/majorras

Tamil: uduvan,oodan,udagam, Velludan Malayalam: pranjin,kodian purachi Kannada: Paiya, Hole bainge, Other: Shekti(konkan) Arabic: badah,bedha, kass Jerki, Mudro(in Pakistan)

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Silver moony/Silver Bat fish/finger fish/diamond fish/silver moonfish

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

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)

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Squid

Malayalam: kanava Tamil: oosi kanawa, kanavai, kadama Mayya, mus(in Pakistan) Arabic:naggar

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Tilapia

Tamil: kari, neyyi,jilapi,jilehi,thilaepia Arabic: boulty

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

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Tuna

Malayalam: choora, chura Tamil: soorai, vari soorai(skip jack) mas choora Kannada: Gedare(Skip jack) Peepa, kedar, gedar, Surai menu(little tuna, kawakawa)
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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

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)

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

Vela

Malayalam: velavu,vella para Tamil: vela meen

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Wahoo

Malayalam: Ayakoora Ghore, gore, yahoo(in Pakistan)

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

Malayalam: parava, Kuthuppu, Paravas, Kadu Tamil: neer suthumbu, sudumhu, Guthippu Telugu: Sadumi Bukko, chilanker(in pakistan)

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Whiting/ Indian whiting/lady fish/sillago

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

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Yellowfin tuna

Malayalam: valliya chura, poovan choora Tamil: keerai Kannada: Kedar, Sooral menu Arabic: gaider, thamad

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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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