Fish Names in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali

Here are the fish names for Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali which will be useful for most of them who are keen in cooking and for medicinal purpose also. Those who are trying to search for the medical purpose which was given in most of the post, you can refer this post for the fish names in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali.

Most of the fish names given in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali are not exactly spelled correctly, there may be some difference between the names. In many of the location most of the people call the fish in different name so the name pronunciation may vary according to the locations.

English Tamil Kannada Malayalam Telugu Bengali Hindi/ Marati
Anchovies/ Anchovy Nethili, Thogai meen, Nethail Bolingei Kollathuru Nethili, kozhuva Nethallu, Pooroava, Kelba, Poravallu Kati
Barracuda Sheela, Ooli meen, Pilinjan, Cheela, Goli,Gola, Oozha, Seela Obantol, Kanaki Neduva, koduva, Cheela, Thiruthakka -dian, Sheelavu, Thinda Jellow Jaban Tal
Bhetki Khajura
Bluefin Travelly Paarai Vatta, Kuluvel, Oyupara, maduthala Kurugu paarah Shitap
Bombay Duck Vangaravasi Bummuli vanamattalu, cocomutta Bombil, Bummalo
Butterfish, Murrel Viral Meen Konande, Bonke Nachara Bonke Pabda Jhol
Catfish Kelluthi, Mandai Thede Valia Etta, Kaari, Thendu kadu Jelalu, walaga, Tedi Jella, Teesrya/ shimplya
Catla (Bengal carp) Katla, Kendai, Thoppu meen, kanavi, Theppu Meen Karakatla, Katla Botchee, Botcha Katla, Pla Kra Ho
Clams Chippi, Kilingal, Vaazhi Kakka, Eninththi
Cod Panna, Kalava Mullan, Chemmun, Sarghan Panni meen
Convict surgeonfish Kozhimeen Mada Varipara, Kurichil, Paalla Mootah
Crab Nandu Nandu, Njandu Peetha, Pitha Kekda,  Kurlya
Cuttle  fish Kanawai, Thotti kanavai Tonadi kanava, kalaan kanava
Dart Kutili Kaduvai, Kokkare Peeyada Kaduvai
Dolphin Fish Ailai, Koppurai kuzha Abanoos Avnose, Abanoos Abanoos
Eel Vilangu, Seram Paambu Kencholi, Hari Meenu Paambu meen, malanjil Maluguchepa Kamila Vam, Bale, Ahir
Emperor (Mula) Vaalai meen, Kulli kozhi meen, Vilai meen, Valai Meen Erimeenu, Kokkare Valiya Vilmeen, Kurali Erimeenu
Fin bream (Threadfin bream)/  Pink perch Navara, Rani meenu, Sennagarai, Thullu Kendai, Kandal meen Mudumagalu, Madmal, Madumagala Kelli meen, Killi meen, Chengavaal, Chalaneera kanti Rani
Finned Bulleye Cheena vaarai, Kakkasi Disco menu Chenvara, Unnimary Disco meenu
Flying fish Parava, Parava kola, Kola Parav menu Kola parava, Baravi Parava meenu
Garfish Kola, Kokki meen, Vellai morel Kokkare, Konti Kola meen, murrel Kokare, Konti Kankley Tokali
Greas carp  fish (Carp) Kendai, aranjan podi, aringal, Poorali Reba, Rogu Arju, Elamosa, Chittahri Batta
Grouper (Reef cod) Kalavan, Panni meen, Komeri, Kelavan Guri, Gopra, Muri meenu kalava, murumeen Muri meenu
Grunter kurumutti, kalianthalai Thondo, Thondakappe Kurukuruppan Korakka, Karuppi Karakara
Halibut Potha
Herring Giant Mooran Kenda, Manna, Allathi, Ulahti Bhing
Hilsa Fish/Ilish/ Hilsa Herring/ Hilsa Shad/ Palla Fish/ Hilsha/ Ellis Ullam, Oolum, Vengannai, Seva Mallas Hilsa Paluva Killalu/Pulasa /Polasa/Ilish Ilish Pala
Horse Mackeral Paarai, Puli paarai, thenga paarai Bangada, Kodante, Goukae Chamba, Kolli paara, Vangada, Kanni Ayila paar
Indian Goat fish Nagarai, navarai Kurli, Purli manakkam Rathi goolivinda
Indian Shad (Hilsa) Oolum, vengannai Mallas Hilsa Paluva Killalu Chaksi
Jewfish Kathalai, Koppayan Ghoti Palli kora Pulli panna Ghol
Katla, Catla, Bengal Carp Kendai, Katla, Kanavi, Karavai, Yamaneri Kendai Karakatla, Karaka, Karacatla, Katla Botchi, Botcha, Botchee, Krishnabotcha Tambra, Katla
King fish/Indo-Pacific king mackerel Vanjiram, Kadal viral, Neimeen Anjal, Surmai kadal viral, mottah Vanjiram, peddah-mottah Sakala
Lady Fish Kilangan, Kilachi Kane, Nogli Poozhan, Noongal, Poovan, Nangol, Cudeerah Kane, Nogli
Leather skin fish Theera, tholpaarai, Katta Paali-meenu koda, Leather palai meen
Little tunny Soorai
Lizard fish Thumbili, Thanni Panna Aranai Meenu Arranna Cade mottah
Lobster Singai raal, kal eral Konju Konjan Konju Shevand
Mackerel Kanangeluthi, kaanakaathai Bangude Aila, Ayala Kannangadatha Bangda
Mackerel Horse Labi
Malabar Anchovy Poruva, poorava Tharave, Larrae Manangu Manangu
Malabar Trevally Paarai, Thol Paarai Kodavai, Bonke Paara Kodavai
Mango Fish Dodywa, Rawas
Mangrove jack(Mangrove red snapper) Seppili, Vekkattai Kalavayan
Marine cat fish Kelluthi
Milk fish (White mullet) Paal meen, paal kendai Hoovu menu, Hoomeenu poomeen pala bontha
Moon fish Kannadi karel Hakkimeen Ambattan paara Ambattan paara
Mrigal(White carp) Ven kendai, Mrigal Mrigal, Dodda-arja Venkenda, Mrigal Arju, Yerramosu Mrigal
Mullet (Red Mullet) Saala, Madavai Kendai Thirutta Maalan, Kanambu Bontha parigi, Koniga, kathi parigo
Mullet Marine Mangin Boir
Murrel (Snakehead fish) Viral meen, Koravai Korava, manathu kannan, vatton Erramatta, Mottu, Korava Cheng
Mussels Aazhi, matti, Chippi, Kallikai kadukka, kakka, kadal kai
Oyster Chippi, Muthu chippi, kavaddi Kakka, Muni
Parrot fish Pachai elimeen Gili meenu Kizhi meen Kili meenu
Pearl spot Pattai, Palincha, Setha kendai Karimeen, erimeen Cashimera Karimeen
Perch Kilichan, Panayeri kendai Keeri, Kallakeedam Chamalu, kilipothu, Ganam
Pomfret Vavval Manji Aavoli Nalla Chanduva, Tella chanduva Paplet
Prawn Eraa Chemeen Jhinga, Chingri, Sungat
Red Snapper Sankara Meen, Paruthi vela meen Pahari, Chemballi murumeen Korameenu, thundava, rangu Tambusa
Ribbon fish / Belt fish / hair tail Vaalai Vaala Savallu Bala, Pitiurkti, Pitiwagti
Rohu (Carpo fish) Kannadi kendai, rohu Rohu Bocha gnadu meen Tambada Massa
Sailfish Kopparan, mayil meen Olameen
Solmon (Indian solman / Threadfin)/ Salmon Kaala, Thira vaala Surmai Kaala, kora, bameen Maga, Budatha maga Rawas
Sardines Mathi Meen, Kavalai, Vellai suda, Neethu kavalai Mathi, Bootayi(Tulu) Mathi, veloori, Chaala Kavalu, Noona Kavallu Pedvey, Padwa, Washi
Saw Fish / Gur Kola Meen, Uluvai, Vela Vakusravu Yella Kandere
Seabass Koduvai Meen Kalanji
Seer fish Vanjaram, Neimeen, Nettaiyan Cheela Neymeen Vanjaram, konema Surmai, Visonu, Tuvar Anjari
Shark Sura Meen, sorrah Thatte Sraavu, Choraku Soraputtu, sorrah Shivda, Pari, Puram
Silver Bar fish Karu vaali, Mullu Vallai Mullu Vaalai, Vaala Karli, Datali
Silver Belly / Pony fish Kaaral podi, Kara podi Thaali mullen, Karal, Nalla Mullen Kaara Surgutta, Katali, Titaka
Silver Biddy uduvan, Oodan, Velludan Kodian Purachi, Pranjin
Silver Moony / Finger fish / Silver bat fish Parrandan moolen, Purranndee Aakoli, vavalmeen
Shrimp/ Prawn Eral, Raatu Chemmeen Boli, Etti Kolbi
Snapper Kondal
Sole Fish / Tongue sole Naaku Meen, Virahi, Nangu Nangu, Manganu Korra meenu Sohr
Spade fish Seepu Thiratai
Squid Oosi Kanawa, Kanavai Kanawa
Tilapia Kari / Neyyi, Jilapi, Jilehi
Tuna Soorai Gedare Choora
Turbot (Indian spiny turbot) Potha, Erumei-nakku Manthal, Aayiram pali Dodda Nangu, Kolli nangu, Noori nalaka Kuppa  or  Gedar
Vela Vela meen Velavu, Vella para
Whip-tail sting ray/ Ray fish Thirukkai Thirandi, Kottiva Teki, Belugiri, Tenku
White fish (False Travelly) Neer Suthumbu, Kuthuppu Kuthuppu, Parava, Kadu Sadumi
Whiting / Lady fish Kilanga Meen, Kilachi Kane Poozhan, Noongal, Cudeerah
Yellowfin Tuna Keerai Kedar Valliya chura, poovan chura

3 Responses

  1. shauna says:

    can you give fish names in hindi too…?

  2. Belle chandrashekhara Shetty says:

    The names of the various fishes in different languages given is fine. But the names of the fishes given which is said to be in Kannada most of them is not correct. The language of fishes shown in Kannada is not Kannada but actually it is Tulu, the coastal region language of Karnataka. Hence it should be corrected appropriately duly mentioning it is under Tulu language which one of the pancha dravidan languatges, ie., kannada, telegu, tamil, malayalaml and tulu

  3. Paventhan D says:

    thank you for the information.

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