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
 
torpedo scad/chencharu (megalaspis cordyla): whole fish, side view
12 cm, standard length
Bedok Jetty
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Torpedo Scad or Chencharu
Megalaspis cordyla (Linnaeus)
Carangidae


Scutes on sides very broad, 7 to 9 detached finlets on rear part of dorsal and anal fins. Gregarious, open-water carnivore in coastal areas. To about 80 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