Large Head Ribbon fish or large head hair tail fish is a long, slender fish found throughout the tropical and temperate oceans. It is known as Chunambu vala/Velli thaalyan/pambada in Malayalam, Pambole in Kannada and Savalai in Tamil. It can grow to 2.34 m (7.7 ft) in length, although most only are 1 m (3.3 ft). They prefer coastal regions and sometimes enter estuaries. They are found at depths of 0 to 589 m (0 to 1,932 ft) .July to April is the peak time of large head ribbon fish.
HEALTH BENEFITSHealth benefits of this fish include healthy heart, lower levels of bad cholesterol and toxin levels. It helps in improving skin health, reducing weight and strengthening teeth. Intake of this fish also reduces risk of osteoporosis and macular degeneration.
NUTRACEUTICALS PRESENTIt is low in Saturated Fat. It also has good source of vitamin B12, folate, sodium, and a very good source of protein.
CULINARY METHODIn Kerala, it is used for deep fry, fry and curry form.