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    Purchasing fish from the markets can be rather confusing at times especially when the fish are sometimes referred to in its Malay name and sometimes in other Chinese Dialects. All the items on No Eyed Deer's menu are stated in English and very often we get patrons asking us for the local names of the fish we serve.


    Thus, we have decided to set up this Section on our website to help diners, fishing enthusiasts and any other curious souls on how to identify common species of fish found in Malaysia and South-east Asia together with its local names. This section lists the type of common saltwater and freshwater fish species commonly caught within the Malaysian region. It might come in handy the next time you go fishing around Malaysia too.


    Common Saltwater Fish Species

  • Snapper, Bream, Bass, etc.
  • Grouper, Rockcod, Cod, etc.
  • Trevally, Jack, Pomfret, etc.
  • Jewfish, Croaker, Grunt, etc.
  • Threafin, Salmon, etc.
  • Shad, Herring, Mullet, Whiting, etc.
  • Scad, Mackerel, Barracuda, etc.
  • Tuna, Billfish, etc.
  • Shark, Ray, Catfish, Eel, etc.
  • Flatfish, Flounder, Sole, etc.

    Common Freshwater Fish Species

  • Carp, Barbel, etc.
  • Tilapia, Cichlid, Miscellaneous, etc.

    Miscellaneous Invertebrates

  • Crab, Sea Spider, etc.
  • Shrimp, Prawn, Lobster, etc.
  • Shellfish, Mollusc, etc.
  • Squid, Cuttlefish, Octopus, etc.