Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Index of mangrove fauna: vertebrates
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)

Part 1:
Mullets Family Mugilidae
Tamban Sardinella sp.
Tropical Silverside Atherinomorus duodecimalis
Sea Bass Lates calcarifer
Orange-spotted grouper Epinephelus coicoides

Part 2: Fishes found near the surface
Spot-tail needlefish Strongylura strongylura
Striped-nosed halfbeak Zenarchopterus buffonis
Whitespot Aplocheilus panchax

Part 3: Mid-water fishes
Spotted scat Scatophagus argus
Silver moony Monodactylus argenteus
Mangrove cardinalfish Apogon hyalosoma

Part 4:
Estuarine catfish Mystus gulio
Spotted green puffer Tetraodon nigroviridis
Javanese ricefish Oryzias javanicus
Priapus fishes Neostethus sp.

Part 5: Introduced species
Tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus
Green chromide Etroplus suratensis
Green molly Poecilia sphenops
Gobies Family Gobiidae
Grey knight goby Stigmatogobius sadanundio
Javanese fatnose goby Pseudogobius javanicus
Common mullet goby Hemigobius hoevenii
Blue-eyed mullet goby Hemigobius melanurus
Glass goby Gobiopterus birtwistlei
Bumblebee goby Brachygobius kabiliensis
Mangrove flathead gudgeon Butis butis
Snakehead gudgeon Ophiocara porocephala

Mudskippers Family Gobiidae
Giant mudskipper
Periophthalmodon schlosseri
Dusky-gilled mudskipper
Periophthalmus novemradiatus
Blue-spotted mudskipper
Boleophthalmus boddarti

Archerfish Toxotes jaculatrix
What is mangrove?

The Ecosystem


Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

Mangroves to visit
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre