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
 
close-up of face, side view
diagram of tooth plates
Tooth plates
yellow sea catfish (arius venosus): whole fish, side view
about 15 cm, standard length
off Pulau Tekong

photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Yellow Sea Catfish
Arius venosus Valenciennes
Ariidae


No nasal barbel, head shield smooth, sides silvery yellow, tooth plates on roof of mouth as illustrated. Benthic, in coastal areas, including estuaries. To 30 cm. With venomous spines, often used in 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