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
 
eight-banded butterflyfish (chaetodon octofasciatus): whole fish, side view
6.4 cm, standard length
Pulau Hantu
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Eight-banded Butterflyfish
Chaetodon octofasciatus Bloch
Chaetodontidae


Round shaped, snout short, about 8 black narrow bars on sides. Solitary or in pairs over reefs, feeding largely on coral polyps. To 12 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