The Bombay Duck also know as Bombil usually live in shallow seas. They are found in river mouths or coastal seas from India to China. They are abundant in the sea off the coast of Mumbai and in the Bay of Bengal. It is nicknamed 'Bombay Duck' as it is found in large numbers near Mumbai.

The body length of the bombil is usually Su. Up to 25 cm. Full grown bombil su. 40 cm Can be long. The body is translucent and flat on both sides. The belly is silvery white. The long and pointed body has a trident-like tail at the tip. The head is large and the eyes are narrow. The biography is wide and deep and both jaws have curved and uneven teeth. The lower jaw is larger than the upper jaw. Some of the teeth in the lower jaw are sharp like a spear. The back is slightly curved and the first surface is between the mouth and the tail. The lip is below the surface.

Bombil is very important commercially. It is eaten fresh as well as salted and dried. With 90% water in their body, its decomposition process starts early. These fish are hung on a special bamboo canopy along the Konkan coast to dry. Dried and salted bombs can be stored. They can also be sent remotely.