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Photo index of fishes on Singapore shores
Others: fishes living with other animals


False clown
anemonefish

Amphiprion ocellaris

Tomato
anemonefish

Amphiprion frenatus

Three-spot dascyllus
Dascyllus trimaculatus

Harlequin sweetlips
Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides

Acropora goby
Gobiodon histrio
2-9cm. Red to reddish-brown with three broad white bars. Lives in large Giant carpet anemones and Magnificent anemones. Commonly seen on many of our Southern shores. 5-14cm. Red to black with one black-edged white bar just behind the head. Lives in Bulb-tip sea anemones. Sometimes seen on our Southern shores. 2-11cm. Juveniles jet black with spot of forehead and sides, adults greyish, spots faded. Juveniles in large sea anemones, branching corals and sea urchins. Seen on Cyrene Reef.
10cm. Juveniles brown with large white spots. swims head down in a 'drunken' dance. Sometimes seen on our shores.
4cm. Colourful stripes. Lives among the branches of a living acropora hard coral. Sometimes seen on our Southern shores.

Saddled shrimp-goby
Cryptocentrus maudae

Saddled shrimp-goby
Cryptocentrus maudae

Pink-speckled shrimp-goby
Cryptocentrus
leptocephalus
   
1.5-7cm. Black-and-white bars. Lives with a snapping shrimp. Sometimes seen on our Southern shores. 5-7cm. Adults look different. Faint bars, dark spots along the sides and speckles all over. Lives with a snapping shrimp. Among seagrasses. Sometimes seen on our Southern shores. 4-6cm. 6 broad oblique bars on the body, many pink and blue spots on the head. Lives with a snapping shrimp. Sandy, silty areas near reefs. Sometimes seen on our Southern 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.
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typical fish-shape

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globular
round, ball-like

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long
  eel-, worm-like
stick-like

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