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Description: Mango fish, highly esteemed for food. It has several long, slender filaments below the pectoral fins. It appears in rivers, particularly the Ganges, at about the same time as the mango comes into fruit, around April to May, hence the name. Although it is also described as a strong flavoured sea fish usually dipped in besan and fried.
|Topshey kindly photographed by Siddharth Dasgupta in Kolkata||
Latin: Polynemus risua
Ethnicity: Indian Subcontinent
Most frequent country: Bangladesh, India
Most frequent region: West Bengal
Also known as: topsi
See places: Bengali Food and Cuisine
See foods and dishes: besan