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
 
indian grouper (cephalopholis boenak): whole fish, side view
13.5 cm, standard length
off Pulau Tekong
photo: Kelvin K P Tan
Chocolate Hind or
Indian Grouper

Cephalopholis boenak
(Bloch)
Serranidae


9 dorsal fin spines, body brown with dark bars and a dark spot on upper edge of gill cover. Solitary carnivore on reefs. To 20 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