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
 
brown sweetlips  (plectorhinchus gibbosus): whole fish, side view
about 6 cm, total length
Changi
photo: Tan Bee Hong
Brown Sweetlips or
Harry Hotlips
Plectorhinchus gibbosus (Lacèpede)
Haemulidae


Lips swollen, tail fin rounded, 14 dorsal fin spines, body dark greyish brown. Feeds on benthic organisms, occurs on reefs. 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