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-barred halfbeak (hemiramphus far): whole fish, side view

close-up of head, showing half beak, side view
17 cm, standard length
fishmarket
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Black-barred Halfbeak
Hemiramphus far (Forsskål)
Hemiramphidae


Tail forked, 3 to 9 short black bars on sides, upper jaw scaleless. Schools on surface over sandy areas with seagrass and reefs, apparently feeding on vegetation and phytoplankton. To 44 cm. Often used for 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