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Table 2 Reported fish species and their local uses

From: “Wild fish are a blessing”: changes in fishing practices and folk fish cuisine around Laguna Lake, Northern Philippines

Scientific name (and family) Wild or farmed Local name Local uses (n > 1)
Anabas testudineus B. (Anabantidae) Wild Tinikan/martiniko Fried (2)
Arius dispar H. and A. manillensis V. (Ariidae) Wild Kanduli Dried (6), fried (6), adobo, ginataan, pinaksiw (4), sinigang (3)
Barbonymus gonionotus B. (Cyprinidae) Wild Tawis Fried (8)
Carassius auratus L. (Cyprinidae) Wild Karpita Fried, grilled, adobo, ginataan
Chanos chanos F. (Chanidae) Wild (farmed in other areas of the lake) Bangus Fried, grilled, pinaksiw (4), relyeno (2), sarsiyado, sinigang
Channa striata B. (Channidae) Wild Dalag sinigang (4), fried (7), grilled (19), boiled (6), ginataan (2), tinola (19), afritada, sarsiyado
Chitala ornata G. (Notopteridae) Wild Knifefish Fish ball (4), lumpia, animal feed, fish feed
Cichlasoma trimaculatum G. (Cichlidae) Wild Dugong, Duterte, Digong Fried (2), sarsiyado
Clarias macrocephalus G. and C. batrachus L. (Clariidae) Wild Hito Grilled (4), adobo (2), adobo-paksiw
Cyprinus carpio L. (Cyprinidae) Wild Karpa sinigang (3), fried (14), grilled (2), pinaksiw (9), adobo (6), ginataan (11), afritada, escabetche (2), ginisa sa kamatis, sarsiyado (3), pochero
Elops hawaiensis R. (Elopidae) Wild Bidbid Fried, pinaksiw
Giuris margaritacea V. (Eleotridae) Wild Palu-palo ginataan, dried, okoy
Gobiopterus lacustris H. (Gobiidae) Wild Dulong adobo, ginataan, okoy, fish omelet
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis R. (Cyprinidae) Farmed Bighead sinigang (4), fried (12), grilled (15), pinaksiw (5), lumpia (2), sarsiyado, puchero
Labeo rohita H. (Cyprinidae) Wild Rohu Fried, puchero
Leiopotherapon plumbeus K. (Terapontidae) Wild Ayungin sinigang (7), grilled (2), pinaksiw (10), ginataan (6), dried (3)
Liza subviridis V. (Mugilidae) Wild Talilong sinigang (3), fried (3), pinaksiw (4)
Ophisternon bengalense M. (Synbranchidae) and Anguilla marmorata Q. (Anguillidae) Wild Palos, Igat, Kiwit Fried, adobo (3), ginataan (2)
Oreochromis aureus S. (Cichlidae) Farmed Tilapia Bait (3), sinigang (24), fried (24), grilled (20), pinaksiw (6), boiled, adobo, ginataan (5), afritada, sarsiyado (2), dried (2), adobo-paksiw
Osphronemus goramy L. (Osphronemidae) Wild Gurami Fried (7), grilled (2), pinaksiw (7), ginataan, sarsiyado, dried
Oxyeleotris marmorata B. (Eleotridae) and Glossogobius giuris H. (Gobiidae) Wild Biya Fried (15), pinaksiw (6), ginataan (10), escabetche (2), ginisa sa kamatis, sarsiyado (4), sinuam (5), adobo-paksiw (2)
Oreochromis niloticus L. (Cichlidae) Wild Plapla sinigang (7), fried (4), grilled (6), adobo, pinaksiw
Pterygoplichthys pardalis C. and P. disjunctivus W. (Loricariidae) Wild Janitor fish Fertilizer (2)
Sarotherodon melanotheron R. (Cichlidae) Wild Arroyo sinigang, fried (2), dried (2)
Tilapia zillii G. (Cichlidae) Wild Bruce lee Dried (2), fried (4)
Zenarchopterus philippinus P. (Zenarchopteridae) Wild Kansusuwit Dried
Macrobrachium spp. (Palaemonidae)** Wild Hipon Fried (2), sinigang (5), ginataan (15), ginataan sa pinya (2), ginataan sa kamias, okoy
  1. Wild or farmed—according to interviewees