|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Chordata | Subphylum Vertebrata|
Banded Butterfly Fish
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).
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