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
 
pickhandle barracuda (sphyraena jello): whole fish, side view

close-up of head, side view 76 cm, standard length

Sungei Buloh
photo: Tan Heok Hui
Pickhandle Barracuda
Sphyraena jello Cuvier
Sphyraenidae


Body slender with a series of dark bars on the sides over lateral line, tail emarginate. Open-water piscivore in coastal areas including estuaries. To 1.5 m. Often used for human consumption.
 
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