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
 
golden flathead goby (glossogobius aureus): whole fish, side view
12 cm, standard length

Malaysia: Pulau Tioman
photo: Tan Heok Hui
Golden Flathead Goby
Glossogobius aureus Akihito & Meguro
Gobiidae


Eyes near top of head, mouth superior, pelvic fins united, head flat, about 5 unbranched longitudinal rows of papillae across cheek, oblique row of papillae behind lower rear corner of eye unbranched, golden yellow in life with about 5 brown blotches on side.
diagram of close-up of head showing head papillae pattern
head papillae pattern
Benthic, predatory, inhabits estuaries and muddy coastal areas. To 25 cm. 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