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 Sisoridae
Asia. Characterised by small, skin-covered eyes, very thick-based maxillary barbels and a well developed adipose fin, these catfishes have the ventral parts flattened, often with folds of skin. This helps the fish cling onto flat surfaces in the torrential waters of fast flowing streams where they frequent.

Genus Glyptothorax
photo of whole fish, side view
Photo: Tan Bee Hong
Wrinkle-bellied Catfish
Glyptothorax major
Ikan Depu, name in chinese characters


Primarily freshwater fish; 6.5 cm; oviparous; omnivorous; solitary; benthic. Indigenous, endangered. Forest streams.
Although it is found in fairly small, rather quiet streams, it is adapted to hold onto plants or rocks in the event of storms, which can quickly turn its home into a violent torrent. In Singapore, it is very rare and not known outside the catchment area.
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