Ladyfish – Bhambore, also known as silver sillago is probably the crispiest frying fish with chewable bones and white flaky meat. If you ever experienced the scrumptiousness of small fish, you will probably love to have it on your plate.
Ladyfish – Bhambore has good flavor and can be an excellent eating fish if grown to an 8 to 10-inch size.
This fish has a good sweet flavor and can be an excellent eating fish if grown to an 8 to 10-inch size.
English Name: Lady Fish, Silver Sillago
Local Name: Shoor, Bhambore, Lady Fish
Scientific Name: Sillago sihama
Lady Fish is a sea fish that is common along beaches, sandbars, mangrove creeks, and estuaries, recorded from freshwater. Maximum depth 60 m.
Lady Fish is caught using bottom trawls and gillnets.
Lady Fish has Scales on the body. The body is elongated and the head length 24–30%. The anal fin has 2 spines and 21–23 soft rays. The swimbladder is with two posterior extensions.
Ladyfish has a light brown back. The lower ventral flanks and belly is whitish-silvery, without dark blotches.
On average, Lady Fish size range is 50 to 150 grams per fish. However, other sizes are also occasionally available.
Lady Fish is preferred for whole & gutted. Ladyfish being a relatively small fish is inappropriate for the slice and boneless cutting.
Approx. Cutting Yields
Headless and Gutted: 70%
Lady Fish is preferred to shallow fry with a lot of care.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Improves Immune System
Strengthens the bones
Improves Skin and Hair health