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
 
indian mackerel (rastrelliger kanagurta): whole fish, side view
12.5 cm, standard length

fishmarket
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Indian Mackerel or Kembong
Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuvier)
Scombridae


Rear half of second dorsal fin with 5 separated finlets, dark spot behind pectoral fin, adipose eyelids present. In large schools over coastal areas, pelagic planktivore. To 35 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