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
 
striped eeltail catfish (plotosus lineatus): whole fish, side view

close-up of head, side view
about 5 cm, total length
Pulau Semakau

photo: Diana Chia
Striped Eeltail Catfish
Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg)
Plotosidae


Eel-like tail; second dorsal fin origin above space between pelvic and anal fin; nasal barbel not reaching beyond eye; brown above, sides with about two white stripes which become faded in old adults. Benthic carnivore in coastal areas, including reefs and estuaries. To 30 cm. With venomous spines, popular aquarium fish.
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