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
 
burrowing snake eel (pisodonophis crancrivorus): whole fish, side view

close-up of head, side view
70.5 cm, total length
Marina Bay

photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Burrowing snake-eel
Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson)
Ophichthidae


Dark greyish-brown above, pectoral fin base as broad as length of gill opening, origin of dorsal fin above pectoral fins, tail tip hard and pointed. Solitary carnivore in estuaries and similar muddy areas. To 75 cm.

The Boro Snake-eel (Pisodonophis boro) is a similar species whose dorsal fin originates behind the end of its dorsal fins.
 
 
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