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
 
fan-bellied filefish (monacanthus chinensis): whole fish, side view
about 12 cm, total length

Labrador Beach
photo: Tan Bee Hong
Fan-bellied Filefish
Monacanthus chinensis (Linnaeus)
Monacanthidae


Back profile triangular, large triangular skin flap on belly, tail fin fan-shaped with filaments at tips, broad oblique brown bars on sides. In seagrass and reefs. To 38 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