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
 
russell's snapper (lutjanus russelli): whole fish, side view
18.5 cm, standard length
fishmarket
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Russell's Snapper
Lutjanus russelli (Bleeker)
Lutjanidae


Scales on back in oblique rows above lateral line, back brownish, sides pink to white, a black spot below soft dorsal fin,
juveniles with about four dark-coloured stripes. Carnivore of coastal areas around reefs. To about 45 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