A Field Guide to Common Marine Fishes of Singapore
Contents

Fish index (by name)
Fish families (by picture)
Glossary
Parts of a fish
Kelvin K P Lim and Jeffrey K Y Low
 
slender bamboo shark (chiloscyllium indicum): whole fish, side view

close-up of head, side view
48.5 cm, total length

off Pulau Tekong
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Slender Bamboo Shark
Chiloscyllium indicum (Gmelin)
Hemiscylliidae

Snout relatively long, anal fin behind second dorsal fin, longitudinal ridges on back, small dark spots and bars on body. Feeds on benthic invertebrates on sandy coastal areas. To 65 cm. Often used for human consumption.
Introduction
Coastal Marine Habitats
Fishy Trivia
Dangerous Fishes
Fishes and Man
About the guidebook
 
From A Guide to Common Marine Fishes of Singapore by Kelvin K P Lim and Jeffrey K Y Low
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

©Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre