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
 
copperband butterflyfish (chelmon rostratus): whole fish, side view
13.3 cm, standard length
fishmarket
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Copperband Butterflyfish
Chelmon rostratus (Linnaeus)
Chaetodontidae


Snout long, about 4 orange bars on sides, and a black ocellus on soft dorsal fin. Solitary or in pairs over reefs, feeding largely on worms. To 20 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