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
 
black eeltail catfish (plotosus canius): whole fish, side view
17.4 cm, standard length
Sungei Seletar

photo: Tan Heok Hui
Black Eeltail Catfish
Plotosus canius Hamilton
Plotosidae


Eel-like tail; second dorsal fin origin above space between pelvic and anal fin; nasal barbel to beyond eye; black with pale belly. Benthic carnivore in coastal areas, including estuaries. To over 90 cm. With venomous spines.
 
 
 
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