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
 
butterfly whiptail (pentapodus setosus): whole fish, side view
11.4 cm, standard length
fishmarket
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Butterfly Whiptail
Pentapodus setosus (Valenciennes)
Nemipteridae


Upper lobe of forked tail fin produced into a long filament; pale brown on back with a
yellow stripe and several blue stripes along head and sides, a black spot at caudal base. Carnivore around coral reefs. To about 17 cm.
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