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
 
round-faced batfish (platax teira): whole fish, side view
33 cm, standard length
Horsburgh Lighthouse
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Round-faced Batfish
Platax teira (Forsskål)
Ephippidae


Adults with convex lateral head profile and a dark blotch on side under pectoral fin; juveniles with very long dorsal, anal and pelvic fins. Over reefs in groups. To 60 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