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
 
milkfish (chanos chanos): whole fish, side view
11 cm, standard length
cage culture specimen

photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Milkfish
Chanos chanos (Forsskål)
Chanidae


Body silver, mouth small, tail fin scissor-
like. Pelagic, schooling, often farmed in floating cages from fingerlings imported from neighbouring areas. To over 1 m. Often used in human consumption, often reared in floating cages for market.
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