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
 
john's snapper (lutjanus johnii): whole fish, side view
12.5 cm, standard length
fishmarket
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
John's Snapper
Lutjanus johnii (Bloch)
Lutjanidae


Scales on back in parallel to lateral line, bronze-yellow with a black blotch under soft dorsal fin. Carnivore of coastal areas around reefs and estuaries. To about 70 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