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Why Hilsa is called “the king of fish”? The reasons behind unique tastiness of Hilsa

Hilsa shad, Tenualosa ilisha

Hilsa shad, Tenualosa ilisha

Hilsa is considered as one of the most tastiest fish due to its distinctly soft oily texture, mouthwatering flavour and superb mouthfeel. The fish is locally called “Macher Raja” means the king of fish.

The human tongue recognizes …read more

Category: Fishes | Resource

Hilsa shad, Tenualosa ilisha (Hamilton, 1822)

Hilsa shad, Tenualosa ilisha

Hilsa shad, Tenualosa ilisha

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Clupeiformes (herrings) Suborder: Clupeoidei Family: Clupeidae (Herrings (shads, sprats, sardines, pilchards, and menhadens) Subfamily: Alosinae (Shads) Genus: Tenualosa Species: T. ilisha

Synonyms Clupanodon ilisha Hamilton, 1822 Clupea ilisha (Hamilton, 1822) Clupea palasah Cuvier, 1829 …read more