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
 
mangrove red snapper (lutjanus argentimaculatus): whole fish, side view
about 16 cm, standard length
Malaysia: Pulau Tioman
photo: Lua Hui Kheng
Mangrove Red Snapper
Lutjanus argentimaculatus (Forsskål)
Lutjanidae


Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line, back and sides reddish or greenish-brown,
juveniles with blue lines on cheek and about eight narrow white bars on sides. Carnivores in estuaries and reefs. To over 1 m. Often used for human consumption, often reared in floating cages for market, popular game fish.
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