Nethili fish / Indian anchovy

اسماك نيثيلي / انشوفي الهندي

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  • Description

    Nethili is a popular fish in the South Indian food menu, and can be consumed freshly caught or dried. Nethili Avial is a highly favoured dish in South India.

    Alternative Names
    Nethili fish (Indian anchovy)(Qatar)
    കൊഴുവ, നെത്തോലി, Natholi, Kozhuva(India)
    Halmassa, Nethili(Sri Lanka)
  • Product details
    Scientific name:

    Stolephorus Indicus


    Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
    Engraulidae (Anchovies)
    Clupeiformes (Herrings)


    Cephalopholis: Greek, kephale = head + Greek, pholis = scale

    Environment / Climate / Range Ecology:

    Marine; brackish; pelagic-neritic; oceanodromous; depth range 20 - 50 m,Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and South Africa, including the Persian Gulf, Madagascar and Mauritius eastward to Hong Kong, the Arafura Sea northern and eastern coasts of Australia and further east to Samoa and Tahiti.

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