Fish names from English to Telugu (తెలుగు)

3rd August 2011
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I created this list from various sources to help people to identify their favorite fish and enjoy the fish that get from various parts of this world. Language should not stop you from tasting your favorite చేప

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I am compiling this list from various sources. Please feel free to let me know any changes/corrections needed. I am trying my best to source the names in native Telugu (తెలుగు) language. Please help me with the names in the comment section if possible.

What is the Telugu name for Apollo Fish?


This is one of the common question I get asked by many people online. I would have this added to this blog, so that it will help many more who are looking for this answer. Apollo fish is not a fish variety, it is a fish preparation common in bars and restaurants in and around Hyderabad. You may also find this is other cities in Andhra and Telangana region, but very unlikely you will find this anywhere else. Apollo fish preparation must be prepared using a firm fish as you need to batter roast it first and then need to toss in in the sauce preparation. For this reason most restaurants use Butterfish also called as Murrel Telugu name: Bonke (బొంకే) for this preparation. I hope I have given you with some interesting information today. Have fun cooking and as always, keep enjoying your fish.

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English Telugu (తెలుగు)
Anchovies/Anchovy Nethallu (నేతలు), Pooroava (పూరావు),
Kelba (కేలంబా), Poravallu (పోరేవాళ్ళు)
Barracuda Jellow (జెల్లఓ)
Barramundi Pandugappa (పండుగొప్ప)
Bluefin Travelly Kurugu paarah (నురుగు పారహ్)
Bombay Duck/Bummalo Vanamattalu (వనమట్టాలు), Cocomutta (కోకాముట్ట)
Butterfish, Murrel Bonke (బొంకే)
Catfish Jelalu (జెలలు), walaga (వాలాగా), Tedi Jella (తేదీ జిల్లా)
Catla (Bengal carp) Botchee (బోట్చీ)
Clams Klaimpa (క్లైమ్ప)
Cod
Convict surgeonfish Mootah (మూత)
Crab Peetha/Pitha (పీత)
Cuttle fish
Dart Kaduvai (కరువై)
Dolphin Fish Abanoos (బానూస్)
Eel Maluguchepa (మెలుగుచేప)
Emperor (Mula) Erimeenu (ఎరిమీను)

Fin bream (Threadfin bream)
Pink perch
Chalaneera kanti (చాలనీరా కంటి)
Finned Bulleye Disco meenu (డిస్కో మీను)
Flying fish Parava meenu (పరవా చాప)
Garfish Kokare (కొకరు), Konti (కోటి)
Greas carp fish (Carp) Arju (అర్జు), Elamosa (ఎల్మోస), Chittahri (చిత్తహ్రి)
Grouper (Reef cod) Muri meenu (మురి మీను)
Grunter Korakka (కోరక్క), Karuppi (కరుప్పి)
Halibut
Herring Giant
Hilsa Fish/Ilish/ Hilsa Herring/
Hilsa Shad/ Palla Fish/ Hilsha/ Ellis
Killalu (కిల్లలు), Pulasa/Polasa (పొలాస), Ilish (యిలిష్)
Horse Mackeral Paar (పార్)
Indian Goat fish Rathi goolivinda (రతి గులివింద)
Indian Shad (Hilsa) Killalu (కిల్లలు)
Jewfish Pulli panna (పులి పన్నా)
Katla, Catla, Bengal Carp Botchi (బోచి చేప), Botcha,
Botchee, Krishnabotcha (కృష్ణబోట్చా చేప)
King fish/Indo-Pacific king mackerel Vanjiram (వంజరం చేప),
Peddah-mottah (పెదఃమోటా చేప)

Lady Fish Isaka Jantikulu Chepa
(ఇసాకా జంతీకులు చేప)
Leather skin fish Palai meen (పాలి చేప)
Little tunny
Lizard fish Cade mottah (కాట్ మోటాహ్)
Lobster Konju (కొంజు చేప)
Mackerel Kannangadatha (కన్నంగదాతా చేప)
Mackerel Horse
Malabar Anchovy
Malabar Trevally Kodavai (కోడాయి చేప)
Mango Fish
Mangrove jack
Mangrove red snapper
Marine cat fish
Milk fish (White mullet) Pala bontha(పాలా బోథా)
Moon fish Ambattan Paara(అంబట్టన్ పారా)
Mrigal(White carp) Arju (అర్జు చేప), Yerramosu (ఎర్రమోసు చేప)
Mullet (Red Mullet) Bontha Parigi (బోంతా పారాగి),
Koniga (కొంగ చేప), Kathi parigo (కతి పార్గో)

Mullet Marine
Murrel (Snakehead fish) Erramatta (ఎర్రమత్త చేప),
Mottu (మొట్చు చేప), Korava (కోరవా చేప), Korameenu (కొమమేను)
Mussels
Oyster
Parrot fish Kili meenu (కిలి మెనేయు)
Pearl spot Cashimera (కాషిమెరా చేప)
Perch Chamalu (చాముల్ చేప),
Kilipothu (కిలిపోతు చేప), Ganam (గణమ్ చేప)
Pomfret Nalla Chanduva (నల్లా చందువా),
Tella Chanduva (టెల్లా చందూవా)
Prawn / Shrimp Royyala (రొయ్యల), Boli (బోలి), Etti (ఎట్టి)
Red Snapper Thundava (తుండవా), Rangu (రాంగు)
Ribbon fish / Belt fish / Hair Tail Savallu (సవల్లూ)
Rohu (Carpo fish) Bocha gnadu meen (బోచా గ్నాడు మేన్),
Seelavathi (షెల్లావతి)
Sailfish
Solmon (Indian solman / Threadfin)/
Salmon
Maga (మాగా), Budatha maga (బుదతా మాగ)

Sardines Kavalu (కవలు), Noona Kavallu (నూనా కవల్లూ)
Saw Fish / Gur Yella (ఎల్లా)
Seabass Pandugappa (పాలగప్ప)
Seer fish Vanjaram (వంజరం), Konema (కొన్నేమా)
Shark Soraputtu (సోరపుట్), Sorrah (సోర్రా)
Silver Bar fish
Silver Belly / Pony fish Kaara (కరా)
Silver Biddy
Silver Moony / Finger fish /
Silver bat fish
Snapper
Sole Fish / Tongue sole Korra meenu (కొర్రా మెనూ)
Spade fish
Squid Kaamuta sanchulu (కముతు సాంచులు)
Tilapia Queiloo (క్విలూ చేప), Koyya pippali (కోయ పిప్పాలి)
Tuna Toora Chepa (టూరా చెప)
Turbot (Indian spiny turbot) Dodda Nangu (దొడ్డ నాగు), Kolli nangu (కొల్లి నాగు),
Noori nalaka (నూరి నలకా)
Whip-tail sting ray/ Ray fish Teki (టీకి), Belugiri (బెలుగిరి), Tenku (తెన్కు)
White fish (False Travelly) Sadumi (సదుమి)
Whiting / Lady fish
Yellow fin Tuna Surai (సూరై)

I would like to hear from you if this list did help you in what you are looking for and if you have any suggestions to make this list even better.

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79 comments on “Fish names from English to Telugu (తెలుగు)”

    1. There is no name as Apolo fish.It is a one kind of dish. Now a days fangasius fish is using for this dish Apolo fish.

  1. Hi Jyothsna,

    Apollo fish to my knowledge is a fish preparation and not a fish itself. For Apollo fish you need to use a firm fish and cannot use flaky fish as you need to toss the fish during preparation. In this case you can use Murrel fish, ఎర్రమత్త చేప.

    Let me know if you have any further clarifications.

    Regards,
    Hari Prasad S

  2. Apollo fish to my knowledge is a fish preparation and not a fish itself. For Apollo fish you need to use a firm fish and cannot use flaky fish as you need to toss the fish during preparation. In this case you can use Murrel fish, ఎర్రమత్త చేప.

    Let me know if you have any further clarifications.

  3. Would have been better if you have pictures of the fish for corresponding fish type in another column ..Just a suggestion ..

  4. hello I need to know which fish has quality of nutrition of (vitamin d).,I live in hyderabad and it's difficult to know the names of fish here, I asked for Kavallu (sardines fish) no one knew. this has benefits of vitamin d. I need to know which fish has benefits of vitamin d and what is called in telugu.

  5. Really helpful.. Thanks.. I have moved from Bihar to Kakinada. I am a fish lover. But here I can't recognize fish. This list really helped. I have saved this link to visit again.. would be gud if u display a picture of each fish along with name.

  6. I need names of these fishes in English
    Buddaparakalu
    kodipelu
    Jellalu
    Chandamamalu
    kuntumukkulu
    Pulishalu
    Isuka dondulu
    Paperalu
    Gandraparakalu
    Guriyopaillalu
    Koraminulu
    Valugalu

    Please can u help me out with these fishes names
    Please reply as soon as possible

  7. Vitamin D cannot be obtained from food as per my knowledge, your body has the capability to produce Vitamin D from sun light, that is why babies with bone problems would be made to lye in the sun during dawn after giving them oil massage. This is the only way to avoid Rickets as well. Do not go with any products that claim that it has Vitamin D, it is all not true.

  8. hari_prasad bro.
    I didn't find these name in this list

    salmon, herring, and sardines.

    & Could you send me the list of fish which used for fish oil extrac tion

  9. Good Job. I used to eat kuntumukkulu,Isuka dondulu, Burdha mattalu, ulsalu,Gendilu etc. But now I am not able to find them anywhere. Can you tell me the above fishes names in English.
    Thanks

  10. Good afternoon sir iam from Vizianagaram district,AP here we call a fish name Marpu, telugu,kindly inform me it's name in English thank you

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