What is Bombay duck? |Bombay duck is a fish found near Mumbai in Arabian Sea

What is Bombay duck? |Bombay duck is a fish found near Mumbai in Arabian Sea

Bombay duckWhat is Bombay duck?  Bombay duck is not a duck.  It is a variety of fish found near Mumbai in the Arabian Sea.  This is also called ‘Bummalo’.  Scientific name of this fish is Harpadon nehereus. There are many stories behind its name.  During the British rule these fishes were dried and transported through a train which was called Bombay dock (Bombay mail).  So these fishes were also called Bombay Dock.  Gradually it became Bombay Duck.  According to the Bangladeshis, Robert Clive used this word for these fishes when he won Bengal. The news papers and letter which come in the same train used to smell like fishes.  The word Bombay duck became popular because of Britishers.

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