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
 
indo-pacific tarpon (megalops cyprinoides): whole fish side view
7.6 cm, standard length
aquarium specimen

photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Indo-Pacific Tarpon
Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet)
Megalopidae


Body silver, highly compressed laterally;
eyes large; mouth large; last dorsal fin ray extended into filament. Open-water schooling piscivore in coastal areas, especially in estuaries. To over 1 m. Popular game fish, popular aquarium fish.
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