FISH NAMES (Tamil-English)


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Jagan | 27/03/2015

Could you please let us know Kalanga fish name in English


Nakul | 21/01/2013

Hi thanks for your communication... still i doesn't know the fish tamil name but, your information very useful for me i know all the fish name from tamil .... thank you ...

rani fish

kevin | 29/08/2012

can anyone tell me the tamil name for rani fish

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nstansa | 10/03/2014


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vanukrishna | 28/04/2014


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Prami | 08/02/2015

Sankara is Red Snapper

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Nice & Informative

Veera | 02/12/2011

much Appreciated. Very collective and informative list you got here...there's another listing i came across...just sharing...

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Yanick (admin) | 18/12/2011

Hi Veera

I'm glad you've come across my blog too. Thanks for the link you've given. It was one of the link i used to make my blog. I've almost come across all the links and sites, and cross checked them to make my blog as a conclusion of all. The link was really useful. feel free to share and give your suggestion on how I can be more useful to you.

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do u know these fishes in tamil?

Gerald80 | 08/11/2011

Hi there,

You've got some helpful information on this page. Could u pls tell me what is milk fish and smelt in tamil...some say that smelt is nethli meen...just wanna make sure if tht's right.

Re: do u know these fishes in tamil?

Yanick (admin) | 18/12/2011

Hi Gerald80

Milk fish is simply called Paal meen (in some region), but it's mostly wise to be called Paal Kendai.
Regarding Smelt, the tamil name is Thogai meen, but since the last 10 years or more, it has been called Nethali. There's no much difference between Anchovy and Smelt. They are both called Nethali. Anchovy (nethali) has big mouth and long eyes than smelt. visit the page dedicated to anchovy i've posted new picture showing the difference, specially for you.

Fish Name (Tamil English)

JP | 28/10/2011

wow, when I go to the fish market, I did not understand the names of the fish, and was hesitant to buy the fish, now I understand the fish name and I am confident to go to the fish market,
thank you, very much, regards, JP

Re: Fish Name (Tamil English)

Yanick (admin) | 18/12/2011

Hi JP, I'm glad I could give you confident and that my researches have been useful to you. Most welcome JP. feel free to give your suggestion for our blog.


deepa | 29/06/2011

what is chennagunni in english?
what is calamari in tamil?

Re: doubt

Admin-yanick | 06/09/2011

Hi Deepa, first of all we apologize for the delay,
In tamil Calamari is called Oosi kanawai
Chennagunni is nothing than Dried Shrimp or Dried Prawns.... it's the same as if you ask the english name of Karuvaadu (dried fish)...
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