cute little cube-like fish was seen once on Pulau Sekudu.
Features: To 45cm, the one seen was about 4cm long and probably
a juvenile. It is cube-shaped, bright yellow with many small black
dots. As the fish grows older, it will have larger dots or black-edged
white eye-like spots. Adults grow to 45cm and are found in deeper
waters. They are dusky yellow with irregular yellow lines on the head,
with greyish blue fins. It
is reported that juveniles are often seen among Acropora corals.
Pulau Sekudu, Feb 07
stick-like tail and tiny dorsal fins.
Small, downward-pointing tube-like mouth.
|What do does it eat? It
eats mainly seaweeds and also nibbles on tiny animals, sponges,
sand dwelling worms, little crustaceans, snails and fishes.
cowfishes on Singapore shores
- Allen, Gerry,
Fishes of South-East Asia: A Field Guide for Anglers and Divers.
Periplus Editions. 292 pp.
- Kuiter, Rudie
H. 2002. Guide
to Sea Fishes of Australia: A Comprehensive Reference for Divers
New Holland Publishers. 434pp.