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
 
spanish flag snapper (lutjanus carponotatus): whole fish, side view
16.5 cm, standard length
fishmarket
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Spanish Flag Snapper
Lutjanus carponotatus (Richardson)
Lutjanidae


Back grey or brown, sides with 8 to 9 orange or brown stripes, black spot on pectoral fin base. Carnivore on reefs. To about 40 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