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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Chordata | Subphylum Vertebrata
  Photo by Tan Bee HongScat or Butterfish
Scatophagus argus
Family Scatophagidae


They can be found swimming in small groups by wharfs, sides of monsoon drains, breakwaters, etc. They are euryhaline (i.e., able to live in both freshwater and seawater). Their spines are sharp and can inflict a nasty wound if improperly handled. (Adult length up to 11 cm).
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