Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
Primarily freshwater fish; oviparous (mouth-breeder); predatory; solitary. These are elongated, cigar-shaped fish with a long and pointed snout. Like other anabantoids, they too possess a labyrinth organ on the side of the head above the gills, but lack swim bladders. They also have a highly protractile mouth used for catching fish.
As the prey is swallowed, the extended jaw is folded back into place. The fish is restricted locally to a few forest streams.
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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