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
 
starry triggerfish (abalistes stellatus): whole fish, side view
14.9 cm, standard length

Pulau Hantu
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Starry Triggerfish
Abalistes stellatus (Lacepède)
Balistidae


Caudal peduncle narrow, tail fin emarginate, blue to orange spots on body, often 3 white patches on back. Solitary carnivore over reefs. To 60 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