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Sl.No
SCIENTIFIC NAME
ENGLISH NAME
VERNACULAR NAME
1
Katsuwonus pelamis
Skip jack
Mas Choora
2
Neothunnus rnacropterus
Yellowfin
Poovanchoora
3
Auxis thazard
Frigate mackeral
Ragundi
4
Euthynnus alleteratus
Little tunny
Letti
5
Sphyraena sp;
Barracuda
Thiruthakkadian
6
Acanthocybium solandri
Seer fish
Ayakura
7
Coryphaena hippurus
Dolphin fish
Avunose
8
Istiophorus gladius
Sailfish
Olameen
9
Exocoetus volitans
Flying fish
Parava
10
Hemiramphus far
half beak
Kudukka
11
Belone annulata
Gar fish
Karuthonamkunhi
12
Elegatis bipinhulatus
Rainbow runner
chameen
13
Kyphosus vaigiensis
Chub
Phunji
14
Lutianus Kashmira
Snapper
Manhan
15
Lutianus bohar
Red snapper
Pulariam
16
Lutianus gibbus
Do.
Chemmali
17
Lutjanus argentimaculatus
Grey snapper
Metti
18
Thalssoma sp;
Rainbow fish
Choolam
19
Gomphosus coeruleus
Rainbow fish
Irachichoolam
20
Echeneis naucrates
Shark sucker
Keesakam
21
Ostracion lentiginosum
Box fish
Thombu
22
Diodon hystrix
Porcupine fish
Mullaka
23
Myrichthys colubriuns
-
Malanji
24
Caranx stellatus
King fish
Kuluval
25
Pelatas quadri lineatus
Croaker
Manhan
26
Holocentrus rubrum
Soldier fish
Lattam
27
Cephalopholis argus
Rock cod
Chemmum
28
Cheilo depterus quinquilineatus
Cardinal fish
phootham
29
Caranx cruminophthalmus
King fish
Bangada
30
Chaetodon falcula
Butterfly fish
Fakkikadia
31
Chanetodon auriga

 Do.

Do.

32
Chaetodon Citrinellus

Do

Do.

33
Acanthurus triostegus
Lancet fish
Kurichi
34
Acanthuruslineatus
Surgeon fish
Varipad
35
Acanthurus lineolatus
Surgeon fish
Neythala
36
Acanthurus leucosternon

Do

Chettipetti
37
Naso brevirostris
Unicorn fish
Karukkan
38
Naso Unicornis

Do

Mudiyan
39
Gerrus Punctatus
-
Prachi
40
Aprion vivescens
Streaker
Chavadukallan
41
Chromis caeruleus
Coral fish
Pachachala
42
Halichoeres Centriquadrus
Rainbow fish
Payathalayan
43
Callyodon sordidus
Parrot fish
Pacha pheesam
44
Leptoscarus coeruleopunctatus  
Parrot fish
Pheesam
45
Siganus stellatus
Rabbit fish
Oran
46
Siganus rivulatus
Rabbit fish
Kalloran
47
Odonus nigger
Trigger fish
Kappuvalan Karatti
48
Balistapus undulatus
Trigger fish
Baluppallam Karatti
49
Rhine canthus aculeatus
Trigger fish
Vella Karatti
50
Chaetodon xanthocephalus
Butterfly fish
Fakkikadia
 
 

Chaetodon auringa

Chaetodon bennetti

Chaetodon meyeri

Amphiprion percula

Amphiprion ocellaris

Amphiprion fuscocaudatus

clown trigger fish

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