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
 
largehead hairtail (trichiurus lepturus): whole fish, side view
45 cm, total length

fishmarket
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Largehead Hairtail
Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus
Trichiuridae


Snout long, jaws with barbed fang-like teeth, lower edge of gill cover concave,
pectoral spine smooth, anal fin mostly buried in skin, no slit on underside of lower jaw, sides silver. Pelagic, in schools near substrate in coastal areas, feeds mainly on prawns and small fish. To 1.2 m. 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