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
 
blue spotted mudskipper (boleophthalmus boddarti): whole fish, side view

close-up of head
about 10 cm, total length

aquarium specimen
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Blue-spotted Mudskipper
Boleophthalmus boddarti (Pallas)
Gobiidae


Eyes on top of head, mouth inferior, brown with blue spots on body and fins, first dorsal fin with filamentous edge. Inhabits open estuarine mudflats, amphibious during low tides, emerging from burrows to feed on algae and detritus. To 22 cm.
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