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
 
white tamban (sardinella albella): whole fish, side view
9.2 cm, standard length
Bedok Jetty

photo: Kelvin K P Lim
White Tamban
Sardinella albella (Valenciennes)
Clupeidae


Body relatively deep, a small black spot at dorsal fin origin, greenish above and silvery on sides. Schooling planktivore in coastal areas including estuaries. To 14 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