Thursday, 28 February 2013


Many of my readers were enquring me about the fish names,especially if you are traveling out of India its difficult to identify the fishes which are familiar with, So thought to share this to you all and i hope this will help.But again,thanks to my Bf.. as this work is done by him :)
  
English Tamil Malayalam
Anchovies Nithili Netholi
Barracuda Cheela/Seela/ Vanjiram Sheelavu 
Black King Fish Kadal Veraal,Nei Meen Neimeen
Black Pomfret Karu Vaaval Karutha Avoli
Bluefin trevally Neela thuduppu choorai Vatta
Cat Fish Kelluthi, Keliru Kaari
Cod Panna,Kalava Mullan, Sarghan, Chemmun, Pana Mahi Mahi
Conger Eel Vilangu Pambu Meen, Malanjil, Malungulu
Crab Nandu Nandu
Cuttle Kanavai Kanava
False trevally/White Fish Neer Suthumbu, Guthippu Parava, Kuthuppu, Kadu
Herring (Five Spot) Koimeen or Nunalai Kannan Mathi
Gar Fish or Pipefish Mural Kolaan
Giant Sea Perch Koduvai Chemali Narimeen, Nudde Men, Koduva
Great Barracuda Ooli, Cheela Neduva, Cheela, Thiruthakkadian
Indian Anchovy Poruva, Poorava Kozhuva
Indian Goat Fish/Yellow striped goat fish Kendal,Sen Navarai,Sennagarai Manakkam
Indian Threadfin  Kaala, Rani Meen Kaala
Jinga Prawn Kal Eral  Konju, Chameen
King Fish / Wahoo / King Mackarel Cheela/Seela/ Vanjiram Aiykoora
Lady Fish Kilangan, Kelangan Poozhan, Poovan
Lobster Singi Eral Konjan
Long Face emperor bream VelaiMeen Velameen 
Mackerel Ayilai/Asalai, kaanangeuthi Aiyla
Milk Fish Paal Kendai PooMeen
Mullet Chiryakandai, Madavai, Velisa, Manalai Mullet, Kanambu
Murrel Chaer-veraal Korava, Vattudi
Oyster,Clam Kallikkai,Chippi Kakka, Miriuga, Muni
Parrot Fish Kizhi Meen, Pachai Elimeen Pacha Pheesam, Kizhi Meen, Keli Meen
Paste Shrimp Channa Kooni
Pearl Spot/ Green Chromide Palinja, Seththai Kendai Kari Meen
Pomfret Vaaval Avoli
Pony fish,Tooth pony Kaaral podi/kaarai Thali Mulen, Karal
Red Mullet Madavai Kanambu, Mallan
Red Snapper Seppili Pahari, Chemballi
Reba Coala Kendai Rohu
Round Sardine Keerimeen Kallakeedam
Salmon Kala meen Kora / Kaala
Sardines Chaalai or Mathi Chaalai Mathi/Chaala
Sea Bream Velai Meen Kurali, Vilmeen
Seer Fish / Queen Fish Cheela/Seela/ Vanjiram Ney Meen
Shark Sura Sraavu, Choraku
Shrimp Iraal Konju
Silver Pomfret Vella Vaaval Akoli, Avoli
Silver Carp Velli Kendai, Kannadi Kendai Rohu, Rohitham
Silver Moony Parrandan Moolen, Purrandee Aakoli
Saw Fish (Skates, Small toothed saw fish) Uluvai, Vezha,Vela Vakusravu
Small Headed Ribbon Fish Saavalai Vala, Thalayan
Snake Head Viral Meen Korava, Varaal
Sole Fish Naaku Meen, Virahi Nangu
Squid Kanavai, Oosi Kanavai Kanava
Starry Emperor bream Velai Meen, Kulli Kozhi Meen Valiya Vilmeen
Surgeon Fish Kozhimeen Paalla, Kurichil
Sword Fish Thalapaththu or Myil Meen  Vaala meen
Threadfin bream Sankara Meen Killi Meen
Tilapia Jilapi,Thilapi Thilopia/Kerala Karimeen
Tuna Choorai Choora
Ray Fish, Whip Tail Sting Ray Thirukkai,Therachi Kottiva, Therandi
White Fin Wolf Herring Karu Vaalai Mulluvala, Vala

28 comments :

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  2. Applause!! Applause!! Good information!!!

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  3. hi,very informative.I just want to add one.salmon is 'kala'.
    Dr.Swarna.

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  4. Thanks for your visit and your incredible information Swarna :)

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  5. Threadfin Bream fish is called Sankara meen in Tamil.......good work Minu

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    1. Thank you Padmini N, I added the same. It was really helpful. Keep supporting my blog.

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  6. Thank you for wonderful information

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  7. Really Good Info ............ keep it up

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  8. Good..need more local Kerala fishes & variety shrimp names

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  9. Good..need more local Kerala fishes & variety shrimp names

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  10. Superb..Good info

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  11. Good Job, nice information

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  12. i have got a valuable information today, Thank u...

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  13. Nice and very useful information thanks

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  14. Thank you for the information.

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  15. very informative blog for fish lovers like me..thank you
    Eldho Joy

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  16. very informative blog for fish lovers like me..thank you
    Eldho Joy

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  17. thanks for the valuable information

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  18. Hammer Head Shark in Tamil is known as உழவாரச் சுறா. உழவாரம் is a hoe, a gardening tool used to cut grass. Since the head of the fish resembles the Indian hoe, it was named as such.

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  19. good information, many thanks, I believe Seela should be Garfish, please have a look.

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  20. Thanks for your Information

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  21. thanks for the information

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