Fish Names with images

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

Barracuda (Sea Pike)

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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)

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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

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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)

Butterfish

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

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)

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

Cod

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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, moorel
Kannada: Kokkare, konti
Other: Kaikka,Kankely(bengali), tokali(Marathi) Kande toe, havu menu, tole

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
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)

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

Herring(Indian)
Malayalam: Kannan Mathi

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

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)

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

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)

King Fish (some places its called Butter fish)

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
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)

Little tunny/ Letti (refer TUNA)

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

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
Malayalam: Panna karimeen,Karipidi, Chuttichi

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

Mullet

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.

Murrel (Striped snakehead or banded snakehead or common snakehead or 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)

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

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

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

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

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)

Prawns/shrimp
Malayalam: Konch, chemmeen, Konj
Tamil: Eral, Eraal, ira
Kannada: Boli etti, etti
Other: jhinga,chingri,sungat,Chaha,harina,bagda, Royyalu(Telugu)
Kalri, madak, jaira, lassa(pakistan)
Arabic: gambari

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

Seer fish(Spanish mackerel)
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
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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

Tuna
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
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)

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

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)

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

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

46 Comments Add yours

  1. Aarati Pawar says:

    Most of the people including me find it difficult to purchase seafood when we know the local names of different cities. Well, thanks to this author who has given the names of various seafood in most of the regional names. Really a great job done. I can now memorize them and easily purchase my favorite seafood.

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  2. Useful blog. Thanks

  3. Arun Sri says:

    Good information. Kannada or konakani need to be added more…

  4. Thank you… It's very useful to see all fish name with pictures….

  5. great information,, really useful and you have almost covered everything 🙂

  6. Tenn O. says:

    Nice collections

  7. Unknown says:

    Nice page

  8. jjthoppil says:

    Great effort…well compiled

  9. Srikanth K says:

    Good information

  10. venkat says:

    About theli/mayila meen??

  11. Thank u babai super information

  12. Unknown says:

    this is great information

    thank u

  13. Good information

  14. Jesh says:

    Good Collection. thank you

  15. Very useful information

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  17. iyou we says:

    useful information@ thank you so much!

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  19. Great Work. It really Helped me lot speically because many of the regional names are added. Please add for solefish, there is another name widely know as “manthal” in tamil. well done. Ref; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGS5w0dm2Vg

  20. Unknown says:

    Nice collection with different varieties of same fish ,really useful

  21. Manisha Roy says:

    Very usefull information. But some more information can added in bengali too…

  22. Manisha Roy says:

    Very usefull information. But some more information can added in bengali too…

  23. Pavan Kumar says:

    Great information thank you but lot names are missing in telugu

  24. Gokul says:

    Brilliant stuff!

  25. Brilliant article.

  26. It's really good one. Very informative about all kind of fishes..Am a beginner to learn about fishes. It's really helpfull to know like which fish and what are the variety names of different languages…..thanks a lot..keep good

  27. Unknown says:

    Thank you.very useful

  28. Unknown says:

    Thank you.very useful

  29. Unknown says:

    Great work, It helped me lot since I am going to start a food court exclusively for fish food in my home town madurai. Expecting similar information in future.

  30. Great Work, Its help me lot since I am going to start a food court exclusively for fish food in my home town. Expecting similar post in future. best wishes for your work..

  31. Super useful information

  32. Unknown says:

    Excellent

  33. abe shake says:

    Thank u very useful

  34. Unknown says:

    Thanks, it is very useful

  35. Unknown says:

    Thanks

  36. Unknown says:

    thanks a lot

  37. Unknown says:

    Thank you so much.

  38. Unknown says:

    Very informative. Thank you.

  39. Unknown says:

    This is wonderful information.
    Great job.

  40. Unknown says:

    I dont know who are you brother but it's too helpful for me I am really thankful to you.
    Bundle of thanks.

  41. Unknown says:

    I came here for fish which name in malayalam is pulthi,kaineeri . Curious to know the english name of that fish.

  42. Great information…is there any fish named 'erra chandanam' in telugu?

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