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
 
seagrass filefish (acreichthys tomentosum): whole fish, side view
about 8 cm, standard length

Pulau Seringat
photo: Kelvin K P Lim
Seagrass Filefish
Acreichthys tomentosum (Linnaeus)
Monacanthidae


Back profile triangular, triangular skin flap on belly, tail fin fan-shaped without filaments, body with olive or brown mottles, caudal peduncle of males with a patch of small bristles. In seagrass and reefs, feeds on benthic invertebrates. To 7 cm.
 
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