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
 
green chromide (etroplus suratensis): whole fish, side view
12.5 cm, standard length
Sungei Buloh
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Green Chromide
Etroplus suratensis (Bloch)
Cichlidae


Oval-shaped, snout short, mouth small and not extending past front margin of eye, greyish-green on
sides with 6 to 8 dark bars, a dark spot at base of pectoral fin, many scales on sides with a pearly spot. Largely herbivorous, in small groups apparently confined to estuaries along north coast of Singapore. To 30 cm. Popular aquarium fish, introduced (native to India and Sri Lanka).
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