Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fish names in English - Tamil - Telugu - Malayalam - Kannada - Marathi - Bengali






I am sharing this list as I had been standing on the Fish aisle scratching my head what the fish was. Wanted to help folks in similar situation. Soon I will also share a downloadable PDF to make your shopping easy ;)


I am compiling this list from various sources. Please feel free to let me know any changes/corrections needed. I have completed the Tamil list, if anything is missing, please let me  know. I am doing my best to source Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi and Bengali translations. If you help me with the translations, please let me know.





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English Tamil (தமிழ்) Telugu (తెలుగు) Malayalam (മലയാളം) Kannada
(ಕನ್ನಡ)
Marathi (मराठी) Bengali (বাংলা)
Anchovies
Anchovy
Nethili
(நெத்திலி மீன்),
Thogai meen
(தோகை மீன்)
Nethallu (నేతలు),
Pooroava (పూరావు),
Kelba (కేలంబా),
Poravallu (పోరేవాళ్ళు)
Nethili, Kozhuva Bolingei Kollathuru Kati Phasa (ফাশা/ ফ্যাঁসা)
Barracuda Sheela / Seela
Cheela
(ஷீலா மீன்),
Ooli meen
(ஊளி மீன்),
Pilinjan
(பிளிஞ்சன்),
Gola (கோலா),
Oozha (ஊழா)
Jellow (జెల్లఓ) Neduva, Koduva,
Cheela, Thiruthakka,
Sheelavu, Thinda
Obantol, Kanaki Jaban Tal
Barramundi Koduva (கொடுவா) Pandugappa (పండుగొప్ప) Kalaanji Koliji, Mudar Menu Khajura bhetki (ভেটকী)
Bluefin Travelly Paarai (பாரை மீன்) Kurugu paarah (నురుగు పారహ్) Vatta, Kuluvel,
Oyupara, Maduthala
Shitap
Bombay Duck
Bummalo
Vangaravasi (வங்காரவஸி) Vanamattalu (వనమట్టాలు),
Cocomutta (కోకాముట్ట)
Bummuli Banguli Bombil, Bummalo Bamaloh / Loytta
Butterfish
Murrel
Viral Meen
(விரால் மீன்)
Bonke (బొంకే) Nachara Konande, Bonke Pabda Jhol
Catfish Kelluthi
(கெளுத்தி மீன்),
Mandai
Jelalu (జెలలు),
Walaga (వాలాగా),
Tedi Jella (తేదీ జిల్లా)
Valia Etta, Kaari,
Thendu kadu
Thede Teesrya/shimplya Kuta kanti
(কুটি কানটি),
Māgura mācha
(মাগুর মাছ)
Catla
Bengal carp
Katla (கட்லா),
Kendai (கெண்டை),
Thoppu meen
(தோப்பு மீன்),
Kanavi (கனவி மீன்),
Theppu Meen
(தெப்பு மீன்)
Botchee (బోట్చీ) Karakatla, Katla Katla (কাতলা),
Pla Kra Ho
Clams Chippi (சிப்பி),
Kilinjal (கிளிஞ்சல்),
Vaazhi (வாழி)
Klaimpa (క్లైమ్ప) Kakka, Eninththi Cippugaḷannu
(ಚಿಪ್ಪುಗಳನ್ನು)
Ṭaraphalē (टरफले) Śām̐sa (শাঁস)
Cod Panna
(பண்ணா மீன்),
Kalava (கலவை)
Mullan, Chemmun,
Sarghan
Panni meen
Convict
surgeonfish
Kozhimeen
(கோழி மீன)
Mootah (మూత) Varipara, Kurichil,
Paalla
Mada
Crab Nandu (நண்டு) Peetha/Pitha (పీత) Nandu, Njandu Edi (ಏಡಿ) Kekda, Kurlya Kankra
(কাঁকড়া, কঙ্করা)
Cuttle fish Kanawai
(கணவாய்),
Thotti kanavai
தொட்டி கணவாய்
Tonadi kanava,
K alaan kanava
Dart Kutili (குடிலி ) Kaduvai (కరువై) Peeyada Kaduvai, Kokkare
Dolphin Fish Kadal Pandri (கடற்பன்றி),
Ongil (ஓங்கில்)
Abanoos (బానూస్) Avnose, Abanoos Abanoos
Eel Vilangu
(விலாங்கு மீன்),
Seram Paambu
Maluguchepa (మెలుగుచేప) Paambu meen,
Malanjil
Kencholi
Hari Meenu
Vam, Bale, Ahir Kamila (কুইচা)
Emperor
Mula
Vaalai meen
(வாளை மீன்),
Kulli kozhi meen
(குல்லி கோழி மீன்)
Erimeenu (ఎరిమీను) Valiya Vilmeen,
Kurali
Erimeenu, Kokkare
Fin bream
Threadfin bream
Pink perch
Navara (நவரை),
Rani meen
(ராணி மீன்),
Sennagarai (சென்னகரை),
Thullu Kendai
(துள்ளு கெண்டை),
Kandal meen
(கண்டல் மீன்)
Chalaneera kanti
(చాలనీరా కంటి)
Kelli meen, Killi meen,
Chengavaal,
Mudumagalu,
Madmal,
Madumagala
Rani
Finned Bulleye Cheena vaarai
(சீன வாரை),
Kakkasi
(கக்காஸி)
Disco meenu (డిస్కో మీను) Chenvara, Unnimary Disco menu
Flying fish Parava meen
(பரவை மீன்),
Parava kola
(பரவ கோலா)
Parava meenu (పరవా చాప) Kola parava, Baravi Parav menu
Garfish Kola (கோலா),
Kokki meen
(கொக்கி மீன்)
Kokare (కొకరు),
Konti (కోటి)
Kola meen, murrel Kokkare, Konti Tokali Kakila (কাকিলা)
Greas carp fish
(Carp)
Kendai (கெண்டை),
Aranjan podi
(அறஞ்சான் பொடி),
Aringal, Poorali
Arju (అర్జు),
Elamosa (ఎల్మోస),
Chittahri (చిత్తహ్రి)
Reba, Rogu Grass carp (গ্রাস কার্প)
Grouper
Reef cod
Kalavan (கலவன்),
Panni meen
(பண்ணி மீன்),
Komeri (கோமேறி),
Kelavan (கெளவன்)
Muri meenu (మురి మీను) Kalava, Murumeen Guri, Gopra,
Muri meenu
Grunter Kurumutti
(குருமுட்டி),
Kalianthalai (கலைந்தலை)
Korakka (కోరక్క),
Karuppi (కరుప్పి)
Kurukuruppan Thondo,
Thondakappe
Karakara
Halibut Potha (பொத்தா)
Herring Giant Mooran Kendai
முரண் கெண்டை,
Manna (மன்னா),
Allathi (அல்லதி),
Ulahti (உலாத்தி)
Bhing
Hilsa Fish
Ilish
Hilsa
Herring
Hilsa Shad
Palla Fish
Hilsha
Ellis
Ullam
Oolum (ஊலும்),
Vengannai
(வேன்கண்ணை),
Seva (சேவா)
Killalu (కిల్లలు),
Pulasa/Polasa (పొలాస),
Ilish (యిలిష్)
Paluva Mallas Hilsa Hilsa Ilish (ইলিশ)
Horse Mackeral Paarai (பாறை),
Puli paarai
(புலி பாறை),
Thenga paarai
(தேங்கா பாறை)
Paar (పార్) Chamba, Kolli paara,
Vangada, Kanni Ayila
Bangada,
Kodante, Goukae
Indian Goat fish Nagarai (நகரை),
Navarai (நவரை)
Rathi goolivinda
(రతి గులివింద)
Manakkam Kurli, Purli
Indian Shad
(Hilsa)
Oolum (ஊலும்),
Vengannai
(வேன்கண்ணை)
Killalu (కిల్లలు) Paluva Mallas Hilsa Chaksi
Jewfish Kathalai
(காத்தலை),
Koppayan
(கொப்பயன்)
Pulli panna (పులి పన్నా) Palli kora Ghoti Ghol
Katla, Catla,
Bengal Carp
Kendai
(கெண்டை),
Katla (கட்லா),
Kanavi (கனவி),
Karavai (கறவை),
Yamaneri Kendai
யமனேரி கெண்டை
Botchi (బోచి చేప),
Botcha, Botchee,
Krishnabotcha
(కృష్ణబోట్చా చేప)
Karakatla, Karaka,
Karacatla, Katla
Tambra,
Katla (কাতলা)
King fish /
Indo-Pacific King mackerel
Vanjiram
(வஞ்சிரம் மீன்),
Kadal viral
(கடல் விரால்),
Neimeen (நெய்மீன்)
Vanjiram (వంజరం చేప),
Peddah-mottah
(పెదఃమోటా చేప)
Kadal viral, Mottah Anjal, Surmai Sakala
Lady Fish Kilangan
(கிழங்கான்),
Kilachi (கிளச்சி)
Isaka Jantikulu Chepa (ఇసాకా జంతీకులు చేప) Poozhan, Noongal,
Poovan, Nangol,
Cudeerah
Kane, Nogli Kane, Nogli
Leather skin fish Theera (தேரா மீன்),
Tholpaarai
(தோல்பாறை),
Katta (கட்ட)
Palai meen (పాలి చేప) Koda, Leather Paali-meenu
Little tunny Soorai (சூறை)
Lizard fish Thumbili (தும்பிளி),
Thanni Panna
(தண்ணி பண்ண)
Cade mottah
(కాట్ మోటాహ్)
Arranna Aranai Meenu
Lobster Singai eraal
(சிங்கை இறால்),
Kal eral (கல் இறால்)
Konju (కొంజు చేప) Konjan Konju Shevand Golda Chingri
(গলদা চিংড়ি)
Mackerel Kanangeluthi
கானாங்கெளுத்தி,
Kaanakaathai (கணங்கத்த)
Kannangadatha
(కన్నంగదాతా చేప)
Aila, Ayala Bangude Bangda
Mackerel Horse Labi
Malabar Anchovy Poruva (புருவ),
Poorava (பூரவா)
Manangu Tharave, Larrae Manangu
Malabar Trevally Paarai (பாறை),
Thol Paarai
(தோல் பாறை)
Kodavai
(కోడాయి చేప)
Paara Kodavai, Bonke
Mango Fish Dodywa, Rawas
Mangrove jack Mangrove red snapper Seppili (செப்பிலி),
Vekkattai
(வெக்கட்டை)
Kalavayan
Marine cat fish Kelluthi (கெளுத்தி)
Milk fish
White mullet
Paal meen
(பால் மீன்),
Paal kendai
(பால் கெண்டை)
Pala bontha
(పాలా బోథా)
Poomeen Hoovu menu, Hoomeenu
Moon fish Kannadi karel
(கண்ணாடி கரேல்)
Ambattan paara
(అంబట్టన్ పారా)
Ambattan paara Hakkimeen
Mrigal
White carp
Ven kendai
(வெண் கெண்டை)
Arju (అర్జు చేప), Yerramosu (ఎర్రమోసు చేప) Venkenda, Mrigal Mrigal,
Dodda-arja
Mrigal
Mullet
Red Mullet
Saala (சால),
Madavai Kendai
மடவை கெண்டை
Bontha parigi
(బోంతా పారాగి),
Koniga (కొంగ చేప),
Kathi parigo (కతి పార్గో)
Thirutta Maalan, Kanambu
Mullet Marine Mangin Boir
Murrel
Snakehead fish
Viral meen
(விரால் மீன்),
Koravai
(கொரவை)
Erramatta
(ఎర్రమత్త చేప),
Mottu (మొట్చు చేప),
Korava (కోరవా చేప)
Korava, manathu kannan, vatton Cheng
Mussels Aazhi (ஆழி),
Matti (மட்டி),
Chippi (சிப்பி),
Kallikai (கல்லிகை)
kadukka, kakka, kadal kai
Oyster Chippi (சிப்பி),
Muthu chippi
(முத்து சிப்பி),
Kavaddi (கவட்டி)
Kakka, Muni Jhinuk (ঝিনুক)
Parrot fish Pachai elimeen
(பச்சை எலிமீன்)
Kili meenu (కిలి మెనేయు) Kizhi meen Gili meenu
Pearl spot Pattai (பட்டை),
Palincha (பளிஞ்சா),
Setha kendai
(செத்த கெண்டை)
Cashimera (కాషిమెరా చేప) Karimeen,
E rimeen
Karimeen
Perch Kilichan (கிளிச்சான்),
Panayeri kendai
பனையேறி கெண்டை
Chamalu (చాముల్ చేప),
Kilipothu (కిలిపోతు చేప),
Ganam (గణమ్ చేప)
Keeri,
Kallakeedam
Pomfret Vavval
(வௌவால் மீன்)
Nalla Chanduva
(నల్లా చందువా),
Tella chanduva
(టెల్లా చందూవా)
Aavoli Manji Paplet
Prawn
Shrimp
Eraa (இரால்) Royyala (రొయ్యల),
Boli (బోలి),
Etti (ఎట్టి)
Chemmeen Jhinga, Chingri,
Sungat, Kolbi
Chemeen
Red Snapper Sankara Meen
(சங்கரா மீன்),
Paruthi vela meen
(பருத்தி விலா மீன்),
Sivappu meen
(சிவப்பு மீன்)
Korameenu (కొమమేను),
Thundava (తుండవా),
Rangu
Pahari, Chemballi murumeen Tambusa
Ribbon fish
Belt fish
Hair tail
Vaalai (வாலை மீன்) Savallu (సవల్లూ) Vaala Bala, Pitiurkti,
Pitiwagti
Rohu
Carpo fish
Kannadi kendai
கண்ணாடி கென்டை
Rohu (ரோகு)
Bocha gnadu meen
(బోచా గ్నాడు మేన్)
Rohu (റോഹു) Tambada Massa Rui (রুই)
Sailfish Kopparan
(கோப்பரன்),
Mayil meen
(மயில் மீன்)
Olameen
Solmon
Indian solman
Threadfin
Salmon
Kaala (காளா),
Thira vaala
(திரை வாளை)
Maga (మాగా),
Budatha maga
(బుదతా మాగ)
Kaala, Kora,
bameen
Surmai Rawas Gurjali fish (গুরুজালি মাছ)
Sardines Mathi Meen
(மத்தி மீன்),
Sudai (சூடை மீன்),
Kavalai (கவலை),
Vellai suda
(வெள்ளை சூடா),
Neetu kavalai
(நீட்டு கவலை)
Kavalu (కవలు),
Noona Kavallu
(నూనా కవల్లూ)
Mathi, Veloori,
Chaala
Mathi,
Bootayi(Tulu)
Pedvey, Padwa,
Washi
Khoira (খৈরা)
Saw Fish
Gur
Kola Meen
கோலா மீன்,
Uluvai
(உளுவை மீன்),
Vela meen
(வெளா மீன்)
Yella (ఎల్లా) Vakusravu Kandere
Seabass Koduvai Meen
(கொடுவாய் மீன்)
Kalanji
Seer fish Vanjaram
(வஞ்சரம்),
Neimeen
(நெய்மீன்),
Nettaiyan Sheela
நெட்டையான் ஷீலா
Vanjaram (వంజరం),
Konema (కొన్నేమా)
Neymeen Surmai, Visonu,
Tuvar Anjari
Shark Sura Meen / Sorrah
(சுரா மீன்)
Soraputtu (సోరపుట్),
Sorrah (సోర్రా)
Sraavu, Choraku Thatte Shivda, Pari,
Puram
Hangor (হাঙ্গর)
Silver Bar fish Karu vaali
(கரு வாலி),
Mullu Vallai
(முள்ளு வாளை)
Mullu Vaalai,
Vaala
Karli, Datali
Silver Belly
Pony fish
Kaaralpodi
காரல்பொடி மீன்
Karapodi meen
காரப்பொடி மீன்
Kaara (కరా) Thaali mullen, Karal,
Nalla Mullen
Surgutta, Katali, Titaka
Silver Biddy Uduvan (உடுவான்),
Oodan (ஊடான),
Velludan
(வெல்லுடன்)
Kodian Purachi, Pranjin
Silver Moony
Finger fish
Silver bat fish
Parrandan moolen
பராண்டன் மூலன்
Purranndee
(புராணண்டீ )
Aakoli,
Vavalmeen
Snapper Kondal
(கொண்டல்)
Sole Fish
Tongue sole
Naaku Meen
(நாக்கு மீன்),
Virahi (விராஹி),
Nangu (நன்கு)
Korra meenu (కొర్రా మెనూ) Nangu, Manganu Sohr
Spade fish Seepu Thiratai
(சீப்பு திரட்டை)
Squid Oosi Kanawa
(ஊசிக் கணவாய்),
Kanavai
(கணவாய்)
Kaamuta sanchulu
(కముతు సాంచులు)
Kanawa
Tilapia Kari meen
(கறி மீன்),
Jilapi (ஜிலேபி)
Queiloo (క్విలూ చేప),
Koyya pippali
(కోయ పిప్పాలి)
Tilapia (তেলাপিয়া)
Tuna Soorai (சூரை),
Keerai (கீரை மீன்)
Toora Chepa (టూరా చెప) Choora Gedare
Turbot
Indian spiny
turbot
Potha (பொத்தா),
Yerumai nakku
(எருமை நாக்கு)
Dodda Nangu (దొడ్డ నాగు),
Kolli nangu (కొల్లి నాగు),
Noori nalaka (నూరి నలకా)
Manthal
Aayiram pali
Kuppa or Gedar
Whip-tail sting ray
Ray fish
Thirukkai
(திருக்கை மீன்)
Teki (టీకి),
Belugiri (బెలుగిరి),
Tenku (తెన్కు)
Thirandi, Kottiva Shankar machh (শঙ্কর মাছ)
White fish
False Travelly
Neer Suthumbu
(நீர் சுதும்பு),
Kuthuppu (குதுப்பு)
Sadumi (సదుమి) Kuthuppu,
Parava, Kadu
Whiting
Lady fish
Kilanga Meen
(கிழங்கா மீன்),
Kilachi (கிளாச்சி)
Poozhan,
Noongal,
Cudeerah
Kane
Yellowfin Tuna Keerai (கீரை மீன்) Surai (సూరై) Valliya chura
Poovan chura
Kedar


I would like to hear from you if this list did help you in what you are looking for and if you have any suggestions to make this list even better.


Sheer fish cleaning and slicing in Chennai, India.




It is lie that Fatty fishes are unhealthy. Health benefits of eating Fatty fish




17 comments:

  1. Nice .. some images of fish will be good

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    1. Sure Sridhar. I will try to collect and add them.

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  2. with image only can be useful. thanks for your effort anyway. good work, keep it up

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    1. I am working on it. I will try and update soon.

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    2. Thanks for your efforts.If you could include images as well as some nutritional contents, that would be so nice.

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  3. Bengali names:

    Crab is Kankra
    Oyster is Jhinuk
    Rohu is Rui
    Shark is Hangor
    Sting Ray is Shankar machh

    P.S: I did not use your phonetics. You might have to look them up for proper spellings.

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    1. Thank you very much. I will update the list accordingly.

      Regards,
      Hari Prasad S

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  4. Kindly add konkani names aswell

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    1. I will surely add it when possible.

      - Hari Prasad S

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  5. My best wishes for your work. Nice to see fish names in all langauges easy for all to buy. Can you add photos for each fish.
    Thanks
    Karthikeyan Muthaiah

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    1. Thanks Karthikeyan. This is still a work in progress. I am trying to add the images, problem is I dont want to make the table difficult to be viewed on mobile with the images.

      I will try and add it.

      Regards,
      Hari Prasad S

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  6. My best wishes for your work. Nice to see fish names in all langauges easy for all to buy. Can you add photos for each fish.
    Thanks
    Karthikeyan Muthaiah

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    1. Thanks Karthikeyan. This is still a work in progress. I am trying to add the images, problem is I dont want to make the table difficult to be viewed on mobile with the images.

      I will try and add it.

      Regards,
      Hari Prasad S

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  7. good information.
    --in Telugu it is called,ఇసాకా జంతీకులు చేప-- what is it called in English.
    Is this called "ladyfish"

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    1. Thank you for sharing the name Ansar. I have updated the list :)

      - Hari Prasad S

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