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 sweetlips, kachi (diagrama pictum): whole fish, side view
17 cm, standard length
fishmarket
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Painted Sweetlips or Kachi
Diagramma pictum (Thunberg)
Haemulidae


9 to 10 dorsal fin spines, juveniles with broad black stripes, adults with brownish or golden spots which fade with age. Schooling over reefs and sandy areas, feeds on benthic organisms. To 70 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