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
 
redspine threadfin bream (nemipterus nemurus): whole fish, side view
18.5 cm, standard length
fishmarket
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Redspine Threadfin Bream
Nemipterus nemurus (Bleeker)
Nemipteridae


Forked tail fin with upper lobe produced into filament, body pink, red spot between
first and second dorsal fin spines. Carnivore over mud or sandy areas. To 21 cm. Often used for human consumption.

The locally common Notched Threadfin Bream (Nemipterus peronii) is unique among its genus in having deep notches along the margin of its dorsal fin between the spines.
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