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
 
green molly (poecilia sphenops): whole fish, side view
about 6 cm, total length
aquarium specimen
photo: Yip Hoi Kee
Green Molly
Poecilia sphenops (LeSueur)
Poeciliidae


Male with anal fin modified into gonopodium; body colouration variable, may be greenish, but often marbled with black. Surface dweller of estuarine canals and mangrove streams. To 12 cm. Popular aquarium fish, introduced (native to Central America).
 
 
 
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