Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
These resemble the cyprinids superficially, but have fine teeth at the edges of their jaws. Their heads are usually rather flattened, and their protrusible mouth wide, opening obliquely. The general group can be divided into two major categories, viz. the egg-laying toothcarps (families Aplocheilidae and Oryziidae), and the living-bearing toothcarps (family Poeciliidae). Many of the toothcarps have become extremely successful in Singapore's urban landscape.
Fishes in Singapore
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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