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
 
painted scorpionfish (parascorpaena picta): whole fish, side view 12.3 cm, standard length
Pulau Seringat
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Painted Scorpion
Parascopaena picta (Kuhl & van Hasselt)
Scorpaenidae


Body robust, second spine above upper jaw in front of eyes directed forwards, upper pectoral rays divided (in adults), dorsal fin with 12 spines, scales cycloid. Benthic solitary carnivore on reefs. To 17 cm. With venomous spines.
 
 
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