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
 
flathead gudgeon (butis butis): whole fish, side view

close-up of head, side view
about 9 cm, total length

Siglap canal
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Flathead Gudgeon
Butis butis (Hamilton)
Gobiidae
Head flat, mouth superior, pelvic fins separate, auxillary scales on body, body brown with black spots, a red spot at pectoral fin base. Benthic, solitary, carnivorous, inhabits estuaries. To 14.5 cm.
diagram showing auxillary scales
Auxillary scales
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