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Glossary - Fish Names

- submitted by Dahlia on 24th Aug 2013



English Tamil Malayalam Hindi 
Anchovies Nethili (நெத்திலி) Netholi  
Baby Shrimp Kooni Konchu  Bacche Jeenga (बच्चे झींगा)
Barracuda Seela Neduva/Koduva/ Seelavu/Cheela  
Bluefin Paarai  Vatta  
Butter Fish Viral Nachara  
Carp/ Indian Goat Fish Kendai  
Cat Fish Kelluthi Valiya Etta, Kari  
Clam Kallikkai/ Chippi  Kallume Kaya  
Cod Panna Mullan  
Crab Nandu (நண்டு) Gnandu Kekda (केकड़ा)
Craw Fish Kal Eral    
Cuttle Kanawai Kanava  
Eel Vilangu Paampumeen, Malanjil  
 Emperor Fish    Valiya Vilmeen,Kurali  
Gar Fish/ Saw Fish Kola Meen  
Halibut Potha  
Indian Anchovy Kozhuva  
King Fish/ King Mackeral Vanjiram/ Mavalasi Nei Meen/ Aiykoora  
Leather Skin Fish Theera  
Little Tunny Choorai Choora  
Malabar Trevally Paarai  
Mackeral Kanangeluthi Aila  
Milk Fish Paal Kendai Poomeen  
Mullet Kanambu  
Oyster/Clam Kakka/Miriyuga  
Parrot Fish Kili Meen Kizhi meen, Keli meen, Pacha Peesham  
Pearlspot   Karimeen  
Perch   Keeri  
Pomfret Vavval/ Kadal Karumbu (வாவல்) Avoli  
Pony Fish Kaaral Podi/ Kaarai Karal, Thali Mulen  
Reba Coala Kendai Rohu  
Red Lobster Singa Eral  
Red Snapper Shankara Navara, Chempalli  Rani (रानी)
Red Squirrel Fish Chemmeen  
Ribbon Fish Vaalai Meen Vaala  
Salmon Kaala/ Thiravalai Kaala, Kora  
Sardines Mathi/ Chaalai Mathi, Chaala, Vellori  
Saw Kola Meen  
Seabass Koduvai Meen  
Sea Perch Koduvai Meen Kalanji  
Shark Sura Meen Sraavu, Choraku  
Shrimp/ Prawns Eral Chemmeen  
Silver Moony Aakoli, Vavaal meen  
Smelt Kelangan/ Kilachi  
Snakehead Murrel Fish Viral Varaal  
Sole Fish Nangu  
Squid/ Calamari Oosi Kanava Koonthal  
Sting Ray Therachi, Tirukai meen Thirandi  
Surgeon Fish Paala  
Sword Fish Kadal Kuthira  
Tilapia Kari/ Neyyi/ Jilapi Thilopia, Kerala Karimeen  
White Fish Kilanga meen Poozhan, Noongal  
Yellow Tuna Keerai Poovan Choora  

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