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Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrate > fishes
Photo index of fishes on Singapore shores
Others: odd-shaped fishes

Tiger- tailed seahorse
Hippocampus comes

Estuarine seahorse
Hippocampus kuda

Slender seamoth
Pegasus volitans

Harlequin sweetlips
Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides

Pterois sp.
8-10cm. Yellow tail with dark bands. Coral reefs, living branching corals. Sometimes seen on our Southern shores. 8-10cm. Uniformly coloured. Seagrasses. Commonly seen on our Northern shores. 4-6cm. Hard body with long pointed snout tipped white or beige, large pelvic fins are held out horizontally and often spread out. Various colours and patterns. Seasonally common on our Northern shores.
10cm. Juveniles brown with large white spots. swims head down in a 'drunken' dance. Sometimes seen on our shores.
Up to 30cm. Distinctive. Brown striped with broad median fins with 6 rays and 7 dorsal fins. Sometimes seen on our shores.

in red are those listed among the threatened animals of Singapore from Davison, G.W. H. and P. K. L. Ng and Ho Hua Chew, 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book: Threatened plants and animals of Singapore.

photo index of
fishes on this site
all fishes

typical fish-shape

  small < 5cm
medium 5-10cm
large > 10cm

boxy, stone-like

flattened fishes
flattened downwards
  sting rays

flattened sideways

  eel-, worm-like


odd shaped
living w others
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