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-nose halfbeak (zenarchopterus buffonis): whole fish, side view

close-up of head, showing half beak, side view
10.8 cm, standard length
Sungei Mandai Kechil
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Striped-nose Halfbeak
Zenarchopterus buffonis (Valenciennes)
Hemiramphidae


Tail truncate, lower jaw with white tip, upper jaw with black stripe along middle, dorsal fin base much longer than that of anal fin. In small groups on surface along coast, including estuaries. To 23 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