English Names for Tulu Nadu Fishes

Names for the Tulu Nadu Fishes in English, Tulu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi

Have you ever wondered what are the names by which these fishes are known across Tulunadu or even across the world? So here is you chance, I have compiled the list of Tulunadu fishes with English, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi names. Please help me to compile full list with your comments or correct the names if there is any mistake. If you know those names or any other names which is missed in this list, please feel free to comment in comments section. Also if you happened to know the popular food recipes using these fishes then send me those recipes. I promise to publish them for the benefit of Tulunadu people.

EnglishKannadaTuluMalayalamTamilTeluguHindi/Marati
Anchovies/AnchovyBolingeiBolinjir ಬೊಳೆನಜೇರ್ Nethili, KozhuvaNethili, Thogai meen, NethailNethallu, Pooroava, Kelba, PoravalluKati
BarracudaObantol, KanakiKonthi ?Neduva, koduva, Cheela, Thiruthakka-dianSheela, Ooli meen, Pilinjan, CheelaJellowJaban
BhetkiKhajura
Bluefin TravellyVatta, Kuluvel, Oyupara, maduthalaPaaraiKurugu PaarahShitap
Bombay DuckBummuliVangaravasiVanamattalu, cocomuttaBombil, Bummalo
Butterfish, MurrelKonande, BonkeKappu Manji ಕಪ್ಪು ಮಾಂಜಿNacharaViral MeenBonke
CatfishThedeThede ತೇಡೆValia Etta, Kaari,Kelluthi, MandaiJelalu, walaga, Tedi Jella,Teesrya/shimplya
Catla (Bengal Carp), CrokerKalluruKallur/Koddai ಕಲ್ಲೂರ್Karakatla, KatlaKatla, Kendai, Thoppu meen, kanaviBotchee, Botcha
ClamsMuliMarvai ಮರುವಾಯಿKakka, EninththiChippi, Kilingal, Vaazhi
CodMullan, Chemmun, SarghanPanna, Kalava
Convict SurgeonfishMada Kurchi ಕುರ್ಚಿVaripara, Kurichil, PaallaKozhimeenMootah
CrabYediJenji ಜೆಂಜಿNandu,NanduPeetha, PithaKekda, Kurlya
Cuttle  FishBondas ಬೊನ್ಡಸ್Tonadi kanava, kalaan, kanavaKanawai, Thotti kanavai
DartKaduvai, KokkareKeduvai ಕೆಡುವೈPeeyadaKutiliKaduvai
Dolphin FishAbanoosAvnose, AbanoosAilai, Koppurai kuzhaAbanoos
EelKencholi, Hari MeenuKencholi ಕೆಂಚೋಲಿPaambu meen, malanjilVilangu, Seram PaambuMaluguchepaVam, Bale, Ahir
Emperor (Mula)Erimeenu, KokkareErimeen ಏರಿಮೀನ್Valiya Vilmeen, KuraliVaalai meen, Kulli, Kozhi meen, Vilai meenErimeenu
Fin bream (Threadfin bream)/ Pink PerchMadumagaluMadmal Meen ಮದಿಮಾಲ್ ಮೀನ್Kelli meen, Killi meen, Chengavaal,Navara, Rani meenu, Sennagarai, Thullu KendaiChalaneera kantiRani
Finned BulleyeDisco menuChenvara, UnnimaryCheena vaarai, KakkasiDisco meenu
Flying fishParav MeenuKolaParava, ParavaParava meenu
GarfishKokkare, KontiKonti ಕೊಂತಿKola meen, murrelKola, Kokki meen, Vellai morelKokare, KontiTokali
Greas carp  fish (Carp)Reba, RoguKendai, aranjan podi, aringal, PooraliArju, Elamosa, Chittahri
Grouper (Reef cod)Guri, Gopra, Muri meenukalava, murumeenKalavan, Panni meen, Komeri, KelavanMuri meenu
GrunterThondo, ThondakappeKurukuruppankurumutti, kalianthalaiKorakka, KaruppiKarakara
HalibutPotha
Herring GiantMooran, Kenda, Manna, Allathi, Ulahti UllamBhing
Hilsa Fish/Ilish/Hilsa Herring/Palla Fish/EllisMallas HilsaPaluvaKillalu/Pulasa Polasa/IlishPala
Horse MackeralBangada, Kodante, GoukaeChamba, Kolli paara, Vangada, Kanni AyilaPaarai, Puli paarai, thenga paaraipaar
Indian Goat fishKurli, PurlimanakkamNagarai, navaraiRathi goolivinda
Indian Shad (Hilsa)Mallas HilsaPaluvaOolum, vengannaiKillaluChaksi
JewfishGhotiPalli koraKathalai, KoppayanPulli pannaGhol
Katla, Catla, Bengal CarpKatla, Karaka,Kendai, KatlaBotchi, BotchaTambra, Katla
King fish/Indo-Pacific king mackerelAnjal, SurmaiAnjal ಅಂಜಲ್kadal viral, mottahVanjiram, Kadal viral, NeimeenVanjiram, peddah-mottahSakala
Lady FishKane, NogliPoozhan, Noongal, Poovan, Nangol, CudeerahKilangan, KilachiKane, Nogli
Leather skin fishPaali-meenukoda, LeatherTheera, tholpaarai, Kattapalai meen
Little tunnySoorai
Lizard fishAranai MeenuArrannaThumbili, Thanni PannaCade mottah
LobsterKonjuKonjanSingai raal, kal eralKonjuShevand
MackerelBangudeBangude ಬಂಗುಡೆAila, AyalaKanangeluthi, kaanakaathaiKannangadathaBangda
Mackerel HorseLabi
Malabar AnchovyTharave, Larrae, MananguMananguPoruva, poorava
Malabar TrevallyKodavai, BonkePaaraPaarai, Thol PaaraiKodavai
Mango FishDodywa, Rawas
Mangrove jack(Mangrove red snapper)KalavayanSeppili, Vekkattai
Marine cat fishKelluthi
Milk fish (White mullet)Hoovu MeenupoomeenPaal meen, paal kendaipala bontha
Moon fishHakkimeenAmbattan paaraKannadi karelAmbattan paara
Mrigal(White carp)Mrigal, Dodda-arjaVenkenda, MrigalVen kendai, MrigalArju, YerramosuMrigal
Mullet (Red Mullet)Thirutta Maalan, KanambuSaala, Madavai KendaiBontha parigi, Koniga, kathi parigo
Mullet MarineMangin Boir
Murrel (Snakehead fish)Korava, manathu kannan, vattonViral meen, KoravaiErramatta, Mottu, Korava
MusselsKallumakkai Pachilakadukka, kakka, kadal kaiAazhi, matti, Chippi, Kallikai
OysterMuru ಮುರು Kakka, MuniChippi, Muthu chippi, kavaddi
Parrot fishGili meenuKizhi meenPachai elimeenKili meenu
Pearl spotIrpe ಇರ್ಪೆKarimeen, erimeenPattai, Palincha, Setha kendaiCashimera
PerchKeeri, KallakeedamKilichan, Panayeri kendaiChamalu, kilipothu, Ganam
PomfretManjiManji ಮಾಂಜಿAavoliVavvalNalla Chanduva, Tella chanduvaPaplet
PrawnSigadiYetti ಎಟ್ಟಿEraaJhinga, Chingri, Sungat
Red SnapperPahari, Chemballi murumeenSankara Meen, Paruthi vela meenKorameenu, thundava, ranguTambusa
Ribbon fish / Belt fish / hair tailVaalaVaalaiSavalluBala, Pitiurkti, Pitiwagti
Rohu (Carpo fish)RohuKannadi kendai, rohuBocha gnadu meenTambada Massa
SailfishOlameenKopparan, mayil meen
Solmon (Indian solman / Threadfin)SurmaiKaala, kora, bameenKaala, Thira vaalaMaga, Budatha magaRawas
Salmon
SardinesBaigeBoothai ಬೂತಾಯಿMathi, veloori, ChaalaMathi Meen, Kavalai, Vellai sudaKavalu, Noona KavalluPedvey, Padwa, Washi
Saw Fish / GurVakusravuKola Meen, Uluvai, VelaYellaKandere
SeabassKalanjiKoduvai Meen
Seer fishNeymeenVanjaram, Neimeen, Nettaiyan CheelaVanjaram, konemaSurmai, Visonu, Tuvar Anjari
SharkThatteThaate ತಾಟೆSraavu, ChorakuSura Meen, sorrahSoraputtu, sorrahShivda, Pari, Puram
Silver Bar fishKanneKaane ಕಾಣೆMullu Vaalai, VaalaKaru vaali, Mullu VallaiKarli, Datali
Silver Belly / Pony fishThaali mullen, Karal, Nalla MullenKaaral podi, Kara podiKaaraSurgutta, Katali, Titaka
Silver Biddy/Sliver FishPaiya, BaingePaiya ಪೈಯKodian Purachi, Pranjinuduvan, Oodan, Velludan
Silver Moony / Finger fish / Silver bat fishAakoli, vavalmeenParrandan moolen, Purranndee
Shrimp/ PrawnSigadiYetti ಎಟ್ಟಿChemmeenEral, RaatuBoli, EttiKolbi
SnapperKondal
Sole Fish / Tongue soleNangu, ManganuNaaku Meen, Virahi, NanguKorra meenuSohr
Spade fishSeepu Thiratai
SquidBonadas ಬೊನ್ಡಸ್KanawaOosi Kanawa, Kanavai
TounguesoleNanguNang ನಂಗ್Nangu, ManganuNaaku Meen, Virahi, Nangu
TilapiaKari / Neyyi, Jilapi, Jilehi
TunaGedareChooraSoorai
Turbot (Indian spiny turbot)Manthal, Aayiram paliPotha, Erumei-nakkuDodda Nangu, Kolli nangu, Noori nalakaKuppa,  Gedar
VelaVelavu, Vella paraVela meen
Whip-tail sting ray/ Ray fishThirandi, KottivaThirukkaiTeki, Belugiri, Tenku
White fish (False Travelly)Kuthuppu, Parava, KaduNeer Suthumbu, KuthuppuSadumi
Whiting / Lady fishKaneKane ಕಾಣೆPoozhan, Noongal, CudeerahKilanga Meen, Kilachi
Yellowfin TunaKedarValliya chura, poovan churaKeerai

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