English Malayalam Fish Names

I have composed a  list of Fishes which are commonly found in Kerala and their corresponding English Names.

  • Aiyla – Mackerel
  • Mathi/Chaala – Sardine
  • Avoli – Pomfret
  • Aakoli – Silver Moony
  • Choora – Tuna
  • Kora / Kaala – Salmon
  • Ney Meen – Seer Fish / Queen Fish
  • Kari Meen – Pearl Spot/ Green Chromide
  • Nangu – Sole Fish
  • Aiykoora – King Fish / Wahoo / King Mackarel
  • Thilopia/Kerala Karimeen – Tilapia
  • Thirandi – Stingray
  • Vatta -  Bluefin trevally
  • Killi Meen – Threadfin bream
  • Parava -  False trevally
  • Sheelavu – Barracuda
  • Vaalla – Wallago / Knife Fish
  • Varaal – Snake Head
  • Netholi – Anchovy
  • Kozhuva – Indian Anchovy
  • Kolaan – Garfish or Pipefish
  • Rohu – Reba
  • PooMeen – Milk Fish
  • Paalla – Surgeon Fish
  • Kadal Kuthira -  Sword Fish
  • Koori/Vaari – Mystus
  • Kaari – Catfish
  • Mushi – Silurus/Cat Fish
  • Kannava – Squid
  • Kannambu – Mullet
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