One of my blog readers recently wrote, asking me about the glossary of commonly used fish names . I have taken some effort and somehow managed to collect the information about the list of fish names ( English to Tamil ) from the net blogs. If there is something, you wish to add to this list, or if any mistake found, feel free to let me know. Thank you..:) Shared below are the glossary of some common fishes, which we see in the market & use it for cooking.
Glossary of Fish Names: English Names Tamil Names
Seer Fish / King Fish - Vanchiram Meen Shark Fish - Sura Meen Anchovy / White Bait - Nethili Meen Prawn / Shrimp - Iraal Meen Pomfrat - Vavval Meen Crab - Nandu Red Snapper - Sankara Meen Grouper - Kalavai Meen Barracuda - Seela Meen Saw / Gur / Flying fish - Kola Meen Sardines - Mathi Meen Pony Fish / Silver Belly - Kaarai Podi White Fish / False Trevally - Sudhumbu Meen Mullet (Red ) - Madavai Cat fish - Keluru/Kelluthi Ribbon Fish / Emperor - Vaalai Meen Tilapia - Nei Meen / Jilapi / kari meen Malabar Trevally / Jack Fish - Paarai Meen Sting Ray Fish - Thirukkai Meen Carp / Indian goat fish - Kendai
Indian Mackerell - Kanagnkelluthi Butter Fish / Murrel - Viral Meen Dolphin Fish / Mahi Mahi - Aiyilai Meen Fin Bream Fish - Navarai Meen White Mullet - Paalai Meen/Paal Meen Salmon / Thread Fin - Kaala/Thiravalai Cod - Panna Sea Bass - Koduvai Halibut – Indian - Potha Lobster - Singi Raal Grey Mullet - Kayal Eel / Conger Eel - Vilongu Meen Tuna Fish - Soorai Meen Sardine Fish - Choodai Meen Oyster / Clam - Chippi
Yellow Tuna - Kerai Spade Fish - Seepu Thiratai Squid - Oosi Kanavai Bombay Duck - Vangaravasi Catla ( Bengal Carp ) - Kendai / Karavai Convict Surgeon fish - Kozhi Meen Indian Sailfish - Mayil Meen Saw Fish - Uluvai / Vela Vela - Vela Meen Lady Fish / Indian Whiting - Kizhangan Sea Bream - Oora Meen Snapper - Kondal Meen Sword Fish - Thalapaththu Herring - Koi