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
 
black pomfret (parastromateus niger): whole fish, side view
20.5 cm, standard length
fishmarket
photo: Tan Heok Hui
Black Pomfret
Parastromateus niger (Bloch)
Carangidae


Rhomboid shape, no pelvic fins when over 10 cm in total length, small scutes on caudal peduncle. Open-water, in schools over mud banks in coastal areas. To 55 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