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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Chordata | Subphylum Vertebrata
  Photo by Tan Bee HongCopper Banded Butterfly Fish
Chelmon rostratus
Family Chaetodontidae


This is a large and beautiful family of reef fishes and are occasionally trapped in tidal pools.

The species shown feeds on coral polyps and other small organisms, using its elongated mouth like a pair of pincers. (Length 8-12cm).
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