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
 
deepbody mojarra/silver-biddy (gerres abbreviatus): whole fish, side view
5.1 cm, standard length
Pulau Hantu
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Deepbody Mojarra or
Silver-Biddy

Gerres abbreviatus (Bleeker)
Gerreidae


Body relatively deep, sides yellowish-silver. In groups on coastal sandy to muddy areas including reefs, feeds on benthic invertebrates, buries into substrate when frightened. To 25 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