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
 
cresent perch (terapon jarbua): whole fish, side view
8 cm, standard length
Changi
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Crescent Perch or Jarbua
Terapon jarbua (Forsskål)
Terapontidae


Opercular spine extends beyond edge of gill cover, tail fin striped, about 3 curved blackish stripes on sides. Coastal areas including estuaries, carnivorous, singly or in groups. To 32 cm.
 
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