Scientific Name: Chirocentrus dorab

Wolf Herring, also known as 'Bandeng' or 'Cobia' is a popular fish found in the coastal waters of India. Its scientific name is Chirocentrus dorab. It is a long and slender predatory fish that can grow up to 1.5 meters in length and weigh up to 6 kg. The fish is characterized by its sharp teeth and dark green to blue back with silver sides and belly.

Wolf Herring is an important food fish and is popular among fishermen and consumers alike. It is commonly consumed in the coastal regions of India, especially in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Goa. The fish is usually cooked in curries or fried, and its meat is said to be very flavorful and nutritious.

Wolf Herring is also an important fish for the fishery industry in India. It is commercially caught using various fishing techniques such as trawling, gillnetting, and hook-and-line fishing. The fish is exported to other countries such as Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Despite its popularity as a food fish, overfishing and habitat destruction have led to a decline in Wolf Herring populations in recent years. Therefore, conservation efforts are needed to ensure the sustainable management of this important fish species.