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The indian threadfin is a highly prized fish in Pontian, with its flaky white texture, usually weighing around 5kg
The easiest way to tell an Indian threadfin is the count the threadlike rays which are found just under the pectoral fins. There should be five in the Indian threadfin as compared to four with the “Peh Ngor” or four finger threadfin. These two varieties are the ones that are commonly seen at the market. The Indian fhreadfin is usually the bigger of the two although you do sometime see juvenile Indian threadfins on sale. The Hokkiens call the small threadfins ngor her soong which can refer to either the Indian or four finger threadfin, although it is more common to find small table sized four finger threadfin.