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
 
pygmy halfbeak (dermogenys pusilla): whole fish, side view

close-up of head, showing half beak, side view
about 3 cm, total length
Senoko
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Pygmy Halfbeak
Dermogenys pusilla van Hasselt
Hemiramphidae


Tail rounded; dorsal fin small with rounded margin, its origin behind that of anal fin; dorsal fin red in males. In small groups on surface mainly in mangrove streams, feeds on small insects. To over 6 cm. 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