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
 
spotted scat (scatophagus argus): whole fish, side view
11.1 cm, standard length
fishmarket
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Spotted Scat
Scatophagus argus (Bloch)
Scatophagidae


Body deep, roundish in shape; dark spots over sides. In groups over coastal muddy areas including estuaries, feeds on detritus and benthic algae. To 30 cm. Popular aquarium fish, with venomous 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