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
 
kite butterflyfish (parachaetodon ocellatus): whole fish, side view
about 8 cm, total length
aquarium specimen
photo: REST
Kite Butterflyfish
Parachaetodon ocellatus (Curvier)
Chaetodontidae


Triangle shape, four brown bars on sides and a black ocellus on soft dorsal fin. Solitary or in pairs, over reefs and also in estuaries, feeds on coral polyps and small invertebrates. To 18 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