Aquaculture Fishes Occurring in India
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Species Used in Aquaculture = 37
Scientific Name Local Name Local Use Occurrence Use elsewhere Other Name Trophic Level Diseases
Anabas testudineus commercial native commercial Climbing perch 2.98
Anguilla bengalensis Aarel likely future use native likely future use Indian mottled eel 3.79
Barbodes carnaticus Cauvery kendai commercial endemic commercial Carnatic carp 2.00
Channa marulius Avalu commercial native commercial Great snakehead 4.50
Channa punctata commercial native commercial Spotted snakehead 3.84
Channa striata commercial native commercial Striped snakehead 3.57
Chanos chanos Hoo-meenu commercial native commercial Milkfish 2.40
Cirrhinus cirrhosus Nain commercial native commercial Mrigal carp 2.40
Ctenopharyngodon idella Hullu commercial introduced commercial Grass carp 2.00
Cyprinus carpio Punjabe gad commercial introduced commercial Common carp 3.38
Gibelion catla Bhakur commercial native commercial Catla 2.80
Heteropneustes fossilis commercial native commercial Stinging catfish 3.59
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Belli-gende commercial introduced commercial Silver carp 2.00
Labeo bata Bata commercial native commercial Bata 2.10
Labeo boggut Gubali commercial native commercial Boggut labeo 2.30
Labeo fimbriatus Selkendai commercial native commercial Fringed-lipped peninsula carp 2.00
Labeo gonius commercial native commercial Kuria labeo 2.00
Labeo kawrus likely future use endemic likely future use 2.11
Labeo kontius Currmuneekendai commercial endemic commercial Pigmouth carp 2.10
Labeo rohita Rohu commercial native commercial Roho labeo 2.19
Lates calcarifer Bekkut commercial native commercial Barramundi 3.83
Oncorhynchus mykiss commercial introduced commercial Rainbow trout 4.08
Oreochromis mossambicus Jelebi meen commercial introduced commercial Mozambique tilapia 2.17
Osphronemus goramy Gorami commercial introduced commercial Giant gourami 2.76
Osteobrama belangeri commercial native commercial 2.78
Osteochilichthys thomassi Bagasi commercial endemic commercial Konti barb 3.00
Osteomugil cunnesius Avelemeen commercial native never/rarely Longarm mullet 2.41
Pangasius pangasius commercial native commercial Pangas catfish 3.44
Planiliza macrolepis Avelemeen commercial native commercial Largescale mullet 2.57
Planiliza parsia Avele-meen commercial native commercial Goldspot mullet 2.00
Planiliza planiceps Avelemeen commercial native commercial Tade gray mullet 2.00
Rachycentron canadum Cuddul-verarl experimental native commercial Cobia 4.19
Tenualosa ilisha ௨ள்ளம் experimental native experimental Hilsa shad 2.89
Thynnichthys sandkhol Banga commercial endemic commercial Sandkhol carp 2.97
Tor khudree commercial native commercial Deccan mahseer 3.13
Tor putitora Chadu commercial native commercial Putitor mahseer 2.87
Tor tor commercial native commercial Tor barb 2.63
Species of Potential Use in Aquaculture = 79
Scientific Name Local Name Local Use Occurrence Use elsewhere Other Name Trophic Level Diseases
Argyrosomus japonicus native commercial Japanese meagre 4.48
Barbonymus gonionotus introduced commercial Silver barb 2.36
Caranx ignobilis பாறை  native commercial Giant trevally 4.22
Caranx lugubris Kalufanihandi native commercial Black jack 4.50
Caranx melampygus Fanihandi native commercial Bluefin trevally 4.49
Caranx papuensis Jarra-dendree parah native commercial Brassy trevally 3.98
Carassius auratus introduced commercial Goldfish 2.78
Carassius carassius Gang gad introduced commercial Crucian carp 3.11
Channa micropeltes Puli vaka misidentification commercial Indonesian snakehead 3.85
Cheilinus undulatus Chavarichoran native commercial Humphead wrasse 3.99
Chitala chitala Ambattankathi native commercial Clown knifefish 3.73
Clarias batrachus misidentification commercial Philippine catfish 3.42
Clarias gariepinus African mushi introduced commercial North African catfish 3.76
Coryphaena hippurus Abanoos native commercial Common dolphinfish 4.21
Crenimugil crenilabis Bengu native commercial Fringelip mullet 2.29
Cromileptes altivelis Kalava native commercial Humpback grouper 4.50
Eleutheronema tetradactylum Baameen native commercial Fourfinger threadfin 4.06
Ellochelon vaigiensis Avulimeen native commercial Squaretail mullet 2.18
Epinephelus areolatus Hontu native commercial Areolate grouper 3.74
Epinephelus bleekeri native commercial Duskytail grouper 3.93
Epinephelus coioides native commercial Orange-spotted grouper 4.04
Epinephelus fuscoguttatus Chammam native commercial Brown-marbled grouper 4.14
Epinephelus lanceolatus ௨ல்டா கலவா native commercial Giant grouper 4.00
Epinephelus malabaricus Bontoo native commercial Malabar grouper 4.16
Epinephelus merra Bontoo native commercial Honeycomb grouper 3.71
Epinephelus tauvina Bontoo native commercial Greasy grouper 4.13
Etroplus suratensis Cashi-mara native commercial Pearlspot 2.91
Glossogobius giuris native commercial Tank goby 3.66
Gnathanodon speciosus Gondlu native commercial Golden trevally 3.84
Hippocampus kuda Godamas native commercial Spotted seahorse 3.57
Hippocampus trimaculatus native commercial Longnose seahorse 3.76
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis Belli-gende introduced commercial Bighead carp 2.83
Labeo calbasu native commercial Orangefin labeo 2.00
Leiognathus equula Soorokoo-nam-kare native commercial Common ponyfish 3.01
Lethrinus nebulosus Chemballi native commercial Spangled emperor 3.76
Lutjanus argentimaculatus Banda native commercial Mangrove red snapper 3.58
Lutjanus erythropterus கருவாளை  native commercial Crimson snapper 4.50
Lutjanus johnii Chavari tamb native commercial John's snapper 4.20
Lutjanus monostigma native commercial One-spot snapper 4.27
Lutjanus rivulatus Cuttu-pirium native commercial Blubberlip snapper 4.13
Lutjanus russellii Chuttommetti native commercial Russell's snapper 4.10
Lutjanus sebae Chembali native commercial Emperor red snapper 4.09
Megalops cyprinoides Alanku native commercial Indo-Pacific tarpon 3.48
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus native commercial Pond loach 3.24
Monopterus albus native commercial Asian swamp eel 2.88
Mugil cephalus Ain native commercial Flathead grey mullet 2.48
Muraenesox cinereus Kadal-vilangu native commercial Daggertooth pike conger 4.38
Neolissochilus hexagonolepis native commercial Copper mahseer 3.00
Notopterus notopterus native commercial Bronze featherback 3.60
Ompok bimaculatus native commercial Butter catfish 3.93
Oncorhynchus nerka questionable commercial Sockeye salmon 3.54
Oreochromis niloticus Tilapia introduced commercial Nile tilapia 2.00
Osteochilus vittatus native commercial Bonylip barb 2.00
Planiliza subviridis Avelemeen native commercial Greenback mullet 2.74
Platax orbicularis Akoli native commercial Orbicular batfish 3.33
Platycephalus indicus ௨ளுபதீ  native commercial Bartail flathead 3.60
Plectorhinchus diagrammus Haravalumas questionable commercial Striped sweetlips 4.02
Plectropomus maculatus Gorang questionable commercial Spotted coralgrouper 4.11
Polydactylus plebeius Bahmin native commercial Striped threadfin 3.59
Pomadasys kaakan native commercial Javelin grunter 3.46
Pomatomus saltatrix native commercial Bluefish 4.53
Protonibea diacanthus Balde native commercial Blackspotted croaker 3.50
Rhabdosargus sarba Chitchillee native commercial Goldlined seabream 3.25
Rhinomugil corsula Mizhugu meen native commercial Corsula 2.43
Rhynchorhamphus malabaricus native commercial Malabar halfbeak 2.23
Salmo trutta introduced commercial Sea trout 3.36
Salmo trutta introduced commercial Sea trout 3.36
Salvelinus fontinalis introduced commercial Brook trout 3.31
Scatophagus argus Bannsire native commercial Spotted scat 2.99
Scomber japonicus misidentification commercial Chub mackerel 3.38
Siganus canaliculatus Dhagavir native commercial White-spotted spinefoot 2.76
Siganus fuscescens native commercial Mottled spinefoot 2.03
Siganus guttatus native commercial Orange-spotted spinefoot 2.68
Sillago sihama Arriti-ki native commercial Silver sillago 3.33
Terapon jarbua Baikeeli native commercial Jarbua terapon 3.93
Thunnus orientalis Choora stray commercial Pacific bluefin tuna 4.50
Tinca tinca introduced commercial Tench 2.83
Trachinotus blochii Fathivali native commercial Snubnose pompano 3.74
Trichopodus trichopterus introduced commercial Three spot gourami 2.68
Note: There may be more common names for a specific fish. To get more information, click on a particular species to see the species summary page. Under 'More information', click on 'Common names'.
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