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
 
oriental sole (brachirus orientalis): whole fish, top view
12.8 cm, standard length

Sungei Buloh
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Oriental Sole
Brachirus orientalis (Bloch & Schneider)
Soleidae


Body oval-shaped, caudal fin joined to dorsal and anal fins, eyes on right side of body, eyed side greyish-brown with dark patches. Benthic carnivore in sandy and muddy areas, including estuaries. To 24 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