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Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Chordata | Subphylum Vertebrata
  Photo by Tan Bee HongStargazer
Uranoscopus
Family Uranoscopidae


This muddy-bottom dwelling fish burrows just below the surface, with only the eyes protruding. It ambushes small fish. There are venomous spines at the base of the operculum (gill cover). (Length up to 8cm).
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre