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
 
diagram of yellow soapfish (diploprion bifasciatum): whole fish, side view
drawing: Kelvin K P Lim
Yellow Soapfish
Diploprion bifasciatum Curvier
Serranidae


Spinous and soft dorsal fins separate; body yellow with a dark brown bar over head, and another over middle of body. Solitary carnivore on reefs, secretes toxic mucus when harassed. To 24 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