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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Chordata | Subphylum Vertebrata
  Photo by Tan Bee HongBlack Eel-Catfish
Plotosus canius
Family Plotosidae


This is the most common catfish and frequently caught by hook and line. Young fish often school. The dorsal and pectoral fins each have a sharp, slightly curved spine covered by skin which are associated with venom glands. (Adult length up to 25cm).
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