stick-like fish with a narrow pointed lower jaw is sometimes encountered
on many of our shores among seaweeds and seagrasses. Usually seen
alone, but sometimes in a small group.
Features: About 6-10cm long. Body long, cylindrical and silvery. Lower jaw is long and
tapers to a sharp point, the tip paler. Grouped here are those with unmarked bodies, and those with two paler patches, one near the head the other near the tail. Grouped here are those with a dorsal that is black, or reddish, or unmarked. Tail fin is not
The fishes grouped here may be different species.
Sisters Island, Aug 08
Sentosa, Oct 03
Kusu Island, Jul 11
Sometimes seen in a small group.
Raffles Lighthouse, Jul 06
*Species are difficult
to positively identify without closer examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
halfbeaks on Singapore shores