Goldsilk Bream (Kala Dandia)


One of the locally available variants of the bream family, gold silk bream or kala dandia is famous for grilling and whole frying.

The size you get: 100 – 300 grams per fish

Note: All our prices and billings are based on the pre-cleaning/cutting weight of the seafood. The net weight at the time of delivery will be dependent on the type of cutting you choose.

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One of the locally available variants of the bream family, goldsilk bream or kala dandia is famous for grilling and whole frying.

Unlike sea bream, goldsilk bream – kala dandia is not very common and abundant however you can always get your craving fulfilled by Niwan seafood via our online fresh seafood delivery. Gold silk bream are not very large and hence are mostly used as a whole fish.

Flavor Profile

Gold silk bream is similar to most breams and has a sweet mild flavor and delicate meat.


  • English Name: Goldsilk Bream
  • Local Name: Kala Dandia
  • Scientific Name: Acanthopagrus Arabicus


Gold silk bream is a sea fish that mainly lives in shallow coastal waters.

Catching Method

Gold silk bream is caught using Gillnets, Beach Seines, and Bottom Trawls.

Physical Attributes

Gold silk bream has Scales on the body. The anal fin is with 3 spines and 8–9 soft rays, molariform teeth present in both jaws, 4½ scale rows between 5th dorsal spine and lateral line, interorbital area scaleless


Silvery pale grey above, whitish silver below; visible streaks along longitudinal rows of body scales, dorsal fin greyish to hyaline and upper margin blackish, fin rays in terminal lower caudal fin lobe yellowish, pectoral fins whitish hyaline, conspicuous diffuse dark blotch at the origin of the lateral line.


On average, the gold silk bream size range is 100 to 300 grams per fish. However, larger sizes are also occasionally available.

Cutting Preferences

Gold silk bream is preferred for a Whole ( gutted ) and headless ( gutted) cut.

Approx. Cutting Yields

  • Whole: 100%
  • Gutted: 80%
  • Headless and Gutted: 60%
  • Slices: 55%
  • Boneless: 33%

Cooking Preferences

Gold silk bream is preferred to grill, deep fry, steam, or bbq.

Health Benefits

  • Heart friendly
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Improves Immune System
  • Strengthens the bones
  • Improves Skin and Hair health

Additional information


.Whole (Uncleaned), Whole (Gutted), Whole but head remove

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