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
 
double barred rabbitfish (siganus virgatus): whole fish, side view
18 cm, standard length

Terumbu Selegi
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Double-barred Rabbitfish
Siganus virgatus (Valenciennes)
Siganidae


Brown and yellow on back with two broad, blue-edged bars on head and behind gill covers. In pairs over reefs, feeds on benthic algae. To 30 cm. Often used for human consumption, popular aquarium fish.
 
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