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
 
pair of longspine razorfish (aeoliscus strigatus): whole fish, side view close-up of head, side view
about 10 cm, total length
Singapore Straits
photo: REST
Longspine Razorfish
Aeoliscus strigatus (Günther)
Centriscidae


Body slender and highly compressed laterally, covered by plate-like armour; snout long and tube-like, dorsal fin spine on rear end (of fish) long and moveable. In schools above substrate on reefs or weedy areas, swimming typically with head pointing downwards, often among the spines of large sea urchins and branching coral. To 15 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