|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Chordata | Subphylum Vertebrata|
jacket or Filefish
They have a well developed spine in front of their dorsal fin which can be locked in an erect position. They ambush small fish and prawns with their upturned mouth, sucking them in. They can be found in rocky shores, kelongs, fish farms, reefs and among seaweeds. (Length up to 7cm).
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