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
 
shortnose boxfish (rhynchostracion nasus): whole fish, side view
15.2 cm, standard length

West Coast
photo: Tan Heok Hui
Shortnose Boxfish
Rhynchostracion nasus (Bloch)
Ostraciidae


No horns, a small bump on snout above upper lip, ridge along middle of back, body and head with black spots. Solitary over sandy areas and reefs. To 30 cm. Popular aquarium fish, poisonous to eat.
 
 
 
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