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Glossary - Fish Names

- Submitted by Dahlia on 24th Aug 2013


List of names of fishes in English, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. This list will be updated frequently.

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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 Published by on 2013-Aug-24 and last updated on 2017-Mar-23.