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Bombay Duck

Biol. Harpodon nehereus 
MarathiBombil
BengaliNehare, Bamalohor
GujrathiBumla , Gulchi
TeleguCoco-mottah
TamilVanharavasi
Sp.Bumalo
Port.Br.Bumblim
G.Bummalo
Jap.Tenaga-mizutengu
The Bombay duck or bummalo (Harpadon nehereus, Bengali: bamaloh or loita, Gujarati: bumla, Marathi: bombil) is, despite its name, not a duck but a lizardfish. It is native to the waters between Mumbai (formerly Bombay) and Kutch in the Arabian Sea, and a small number are also found in the Bay of Bengal. Great numbers are also caught in the China Sea. The fish is often dried and salted before it is consumed. After drying, the odour of the fish is extremely powerful, and it must consequently be transported in air-tight containers. Its misleading name is supposed to have come from the fact that the dried fish was carried, in the days of yore, by the Bombay Mail train and stank its way through the entire journey, gaining the train and its goods some notoriety. Dak being the Hindi word for Mail, Bombay Dak (i.e. Duck) became the name of the fish.
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