field guide to the freshwater fishes of singapore

Index of fishes
General parts of a fish
Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
  Family Cyprinidae
About the family in general

Genus Cyclocheilichthys
photo of whole fish, side view
Chemperas (young)

photo of whole fish, side view
Chemperas (adult)
Cyclocheilichthys apogon

Ikan Chemperas/Temperas/Cherchek,
name in chinese characters

Primarily freshwater fish; 20 cm; oviparous; omnivorous; gregarious; midwater to near- bottom dweller. Indigenous, uncommon. Forest streams and reservoirs.

This fish often has red fins, distinctly large eyes,
a series of neatly broken black lines across the sides and no barbels at the mouth. The eyes in larger adults are red, but tend to be plain coloured in the more common smaller individuals.
Freshwater habitats
Fishes in Singapore
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