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
 
tropical silverside (atherinomorus duodecimalis): whole fish, side view 5.5 cm, standard length
Sungei Buloh
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Tropical Silverside
Atherinomorus duodecimalis (Valenciennes)
Atherinidae


Torpedo-shaped, eyes large, preopercle
notched, dark grey above with silvery mid-lateral stripe of less than one scale width on body; anus and first dorsal fin origin separated by 3 to 4 lateral scales, 35 to 40 lateral scales. Open-water dweller, schools near surface in coastal areas including estuaries and reef flats. To 10 cm.
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