Seer fish

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Seer fish refers to a subfamily of the Scombridae or Mackerel family. Seerfishes include such species as:

They are pelagic fishes, fast swimmers and predatory in nature, that fight vigorously when caught. Seerfishes are mainly caught using hooks and lines. They are a delicacy in several regions of South India and Sri Lanka. In Andhra Pradesh, this fish is called "Vanjaram" and is usually the costliest variety available. In Kerala, it is called "Neymeen". It is called "Aiykoora" in northern Kerala and south coastal Karnataka. In Sri Lanka, it is known as "thora". Seerfishes are also referred to as "king mackerels" in some areas. They have very sharp teeth and are handled with care by fishers familiar with them. Seerfish is one of the more popular in this group for eating. Seerfishes are notorious for their histamine poisoning. It can be fried, grilled, and steamed. It is gaining popularity in the South Pacific and United States as a canned product.

Also known -

Kannada - anjal,Vanjaram,Konema,Kalagnani,Surmai Malayalam - Neymeen,Aiykoora

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