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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Chordata | Subphylum Vertebrata
  Photo by Tan Bee HongTigerfish
Centrogenys vagiensis
Family Serranidae


These are bottom-dwelling fish on sand/mud substrates which mimic venomous scorpion fishes. They feed on small fish and prawns. They possess prickly dorsal spines which can inflict painful stings, but they are not true venomous fish as they do not have venom glands. (Length 4-6cm).
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