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
 
silver moony (monodactylus argenteus) : whole fish, side view
4.5 cm, standard length
Indonesia: Sumatra, Padang
photo: Tan Heok Hui
Silvery Moony
Monodactylus argenteus (Linnaeus)
Monodactylidae


Body deep, rhomboid, silver; dorsal fin dusky yellow with blackish tip; narrow black bar on head through eye, another behind over gill cover. Open-water schooling omnivore in coastal areas including estuaries and reefs. To 25 cm. Popular aquarium fish.
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