field guide to the freshwater fishes of singapore
Contents

Index of fishes
General parts of a fish
Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
 
Family Osteoglossidae
Genus Scleropages

Golden Dragon Fish or Kelesa Scleropages formosus

Family Cyprinidae
About the family in general
Genus Rasbora
Two-spot Rasbora Rasbora elegans
Pygmy Rasbora Rasbora maculata
Einthoven's Rasbora Rasbora einthovenii
Banka Rasbora Rasbora banaknensis
Red-tailed Rasbora Rasbora borapetensis
Harlequin Rasbora Rasbora heteromorpha

Genus Esomus
Flying Barb Esomus metallicus

Genus Puntius
Common Barb or Two-spot Barb Puntius binotatus
Spanner Barb or T-Barb Puntius lateristriga
Six-banded Tiger Barb Puntius johorensis
Five-banded Tiger Barb Puntius partipentazona
Four-banded Tiger Barb Puntius tetrazona
Green Barb or Chinese Barb Puntius semifasciolatus

Genus Rasborinus
Striped Chinese Minnow Rasborinus lineatus

Genus Leptobarbus
Sultan Fish Leptobarbus hoeveni

Genus Cyclocheilichthys
Chemperas Cyclocheilichthys apogon

Genus Barbodes
Thai Silver Barb Barbodes gonionotus

Genus Carasius
Goldfish Carassius auratus

Genus Ctenopharyngodon
Grass Carp Ctenopharyngodon idella

Genus Cyprinus

Common Carp Cyprinus carpios

Genus Hypophthalmichthys
Bighead Carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis

Family Balitoridae
Genus Nemacheilus
Grey-banded Loach
Nemacheilus selangoricus

Family Cobitidae
Genus Pangio

Banded Eel-loach or Banded Coolie Loach Pangio semicincta
Spotted Eel-loach or Spotted Coolie Loach Pangio muraeniformis

CATFISHES
About the group in general

Family Siluridae
Genus Silurichthys

Hasselt's Catfish Silurichthys hasseltii

Family Clariidae
Genus Clarias

Common Walking Catfish Clarias batrachus
Forest Walking Catfish Clarias teijsmanni

Family Sisoridae
Genus Glyptothorax

Wrinkle-bellied Catfish Glyptothorax major

Family Parakysidae
Genus Parakysis

Little Warty Catfish Parakysis verrucosus

Family Loricariidae
Genus Hypostomus

Armoured Sucker Catfish Hypostomus sp.

Family Bagridae
Genus Mystus

Estuarine Baung Mystus sp.

Family Hemirhamphidae
Genus Dermogenys

Pygmy Halfbeak Dermogenys pusillus
Genus Hemirhamphodon
Forest Halfbeak Hemirhamphodon pogonognathus
TOOTHCARPS
About the group in general

Family Aplocheilidae

Genus Aplocheilus

Panchax or Whitespot Aplocheilus panchax

Family Poeciliidae
Genus Poecilia

Guppy Poecilia reticulata
Lesser Sailfin Molly Poecilia latipinna
Common Molly Poecilia sphenops
Genus Gambusia
Mosquito Fish Gambusia holbrookii

Family Oryziidae
Genus Oryzias

Javan Ricefish or Medaka Oryzias javanicus

Family Tetraodontidae
Genus Tetraodon

Spotted Pufferfish
Tetraodon nigroviridis

Family Synbrachidae
Genus Monopterus

Swamp Eel Monopterus albus

Family Mastacembelidae
Genus Macrognathus

Buff-backed Spiny Eel
Macrognathus maculatus

LABYRINTH FISHES
About the group in general

Family Anabantidae
Genus Anabas

Climbing Perch Anabas testudineus

Family Belontiidae
Genus Betta

Siamese Fighting Fish Betta splendens
Forest Betta Betta pugnax
Genus Trichopsis
Croaking Gouramy Trichopsis vittata
Genus Trichogaster
Snakeskin Gouramy Trichogaster pectoralis
Two-spot Gouramy Trichogaster trichopterus

Family Osphronemidae
Genus Osphronemus

Giant Gouramy Osphronemus gouramy

Family Luciocephalidae
Genus Luciocephalus

Pikehead Luciocephalus pulcher

Family Channidae
Genus Channa

Common Snakehead/Aruan Channa striata
Dwarf Snakehead Channa gachua
Giant Snakehead/Toman Channa micropeltes
Forest Snakehead Channa lucius

Family Eleotrididae
Genus Oxyeleotris

Marbled Goby or "Soon Hock" Oxyeleotris marmorata

Family Gobiidae
Genus Stigmatogobius

Pond Goby
Stigmatogobius poecilosoma
Knight Goby Stigmalogobius sadanundio
Genus Brachygobius
Bumbleefish Fish Brachygobius xanthomelas

Family Ambassidae
Genus Chanda

Glass Fish Chanda sp.

Family Nandidae
Genus Nandus

Leaf Fish Nandus nebulosus

Family Toxotidae
Genus Toxotes

Archer Fish Toxotes jaculatrix

Family Scatophagidae
Genus Scatophagus

Spotted Scat or Butterfish Scatophagus argus

Family Phallostethidae
Genus Neostethus

Priapus Fish Neostethus lankesteri

Family Cichlidae
Genus Orechromis

Common Tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus
Introduction
Freshwater habitats
Fishes in Singapore
Conservation
Amazing Fishy Facts
About the guidebook
 
From A Guide to Common Freshwater Fishes of Singapore by Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre