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RMBR species list:
The fishes of Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin, Singapore

Ver 1.1, 22nd October 2001

This list is based on three salvage collections (6 days) by RMBR on 29-30 May, 24-25 July and 20-21 August 2001 using tray nets and seine, mainly along the eastern end and edge of the Chek Jawa flats. The mangrove estuary and lagoon centre are poorly represented. Records were appended with Subaraj Rajathurai's visual records, 22nd Oct 2001.


Summary: 83 species
New record for Singapore Clupeiformes:
Clupeidae
Nematalosa galatheae Threadfin Shad
Rarely collected Gasterosteiformes: Syngnathidae Hippichthys penicillus Spotted Pipefish
Probably an undescribed new species Perciformes:
Gobiidae
Acentrogobius sp. Blue-spotted Goby

Class
Order
Family
Species Common Name
1
Chondrichthyes
Rajiformes
Dasyatidae
Dasyatis kuhlii Blue-spotted Stingray
2
Chondrichthyes
Rajiformes
Dasyatidae
Himantura walga Mangrove Whipray
3
Osteichthyes
Clupeiformes
Clupeidae
Anodontostoma chacunda Chacunda Gizzard Shad
4
Osteichthyes
Clupeiformes
Clupeidae
Escualosa thoracata White Sardine
5
Osteichthyes
Clupeiformes
Clupeidae
Hilsa keele Keele Shad
6
Osteichthyes
Clupeiformes
Clupeidae
Nematalosa galatheae Threadfin Shad
(New record for Singapore)
7
Osteichthyes
Clupeiformes
Clupeidae
Nematalosa galatheae Tamban
8
Osteichthyes
Clupeiformes
Engraulididae
Stolephorus sp. Anchovy
9
Osteichthyes
Siluriformes
Ariidae
Arius sagor Barred Sea Catfish
10
Osteichthyes
Siluriformes
Plotosidae
Paraplotosus albilabris White-lipped Eeltail Catfish
11
Osteichthyes
Siluriformes
Plotosidae
Plotosus canius Black Eeltail Catfish
12
Osteichthyes
Beloniformes
Belonidae
Strongylura strongylura Spot-tail Needlefish
13
Osteichthyes
Beloniformes
Hemiramphidae
Zenarchopterus buffonis Striped-nose Halfbeak
14
Osteichthyes
Gasterosteiformes
Syngnathidae
Hippichthys cyanospilos Blue-speckled Pipefish
15
Osteichthyes
Gasterosteiformes
Syngnathidae
Hippichthys penicillus Spotted Pipefish
(Rarely collected)
16
Osteichthyes
Gasterosteiformes
Syngnathidae
Hippocampus kuda Spotted Seahorse
17
Osteichthyes
Gasterosteiformes
Syngnathidae
Micrognathus micronotopterus Tidepool Pipefish
18
Osteichthyes
Atheriniformes
Atherinidae
Atherinomorus duodecimalis Tropical Silverside
19
Osteichthyes
Atheriniformes
Atherinidae
Hypoatherina sp. Slender Silverside
20
Osteichthyes
Atheriniformes
Phallostethidae
Neostethus sp. Priapusfish
(visual by SR)
21
Osteichthyes
Lophiiformes
Antennariidae
Lophiocharon trisignatus Spotted-tail Frogfish
22
Osteichthyes
Batrachoidiformes
Batrachoididae
Allenbatrachus reticulatus Singapore Toadfish
23
Osteichthyes
Batrachoidiformes
Batrachoididae
Batrachomoeus trispinosus Threespine Toadfish
24
Osteichthyes
Scorpaeniformes
Platycephalidae
Cymbacephalus nematophthalmus Fringe-eyed Flathead
25
Osteichthyes
Scorpaeniformes
Platycephalidae
Inegocia japonica Japanese Flathead
26
Osteichthyes
Scorpaeniformes
Platycephalidae
Platycephalus indicus Bartail Flathead
27
Osteichthyes
Scorpaeniformes
Scorpaenidae
Paracentropogon longispinis Longspine Scorpionfish
28
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Apogonidae
Apogon ?compressus Four-lined Cardinalfish
(visual by SR)
29
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Apogonidae
Apogon hyalosoma Mangrove Humpback Cardinalfish
(visual by SR)
30
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Apogonidae
Apogon lateralis Mangrove Cardinalfish
31
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Apogonidae
Apogon margaritophorus Chequered Cardinalfish
32
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Apogonidae
Apogon quadrifasciatus Four-striped Cardinalfish
(visual by SR)
33
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Apogonidae
Archamia macroptera Seagrass Cardinalfish
34
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Carangidae
Gnathanodon speciosus Golden Trevally
35
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Carangidae
Scomberoides commersonianus Talang Queenfish
36
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Centrogeniidae
Centrogenys vaigiensis False Scorpionfish
37
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Centrogeniidae
Lates calcarifer Barramundi
38
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Centrogeniidae
Psammoperca waigiensis Waigeu Seaperch
39
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Chaetodontidae
Parachaetodon ocellatus Kite Butterflyfish
40
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Chandidae
Ambassis interrupta Longspine Glass Perchlet
41
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Chandidae
Ambassis kopsii Kopsís Glass Perchlet
42
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Chandidae
Ambassis nalua Nalua Glass Perchlet
43
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Drepaneidae
Drepane punctata Spotted Sicklefish
44
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gerreidae
Gerres cf. abbreviatus Deepbody Mojarra
45
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gerreidae
Gerres oyena Slender Mojarra
46
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Acentrogobius caninus Shoulder-spot Goby
47
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Acentrogobius sp Blue-spotted Goby
(Probably an undescribed new species)
48
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Boleophthalmus boddarti Blue-spotted Mudskipper
(visual by SR)
49
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Butis koilomatodon Crested Goby
50
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Cryptocentrus sp. Shrimp Goby
(visual by SR)
51
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Drombus triangularis Brown Shore Goby
52
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Glossogobius biocellatus Twospot Flathead Goby
53
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Hemigobius hoevenii Common Mullet Goby
(visual by SR)
54
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Istigobius ornatus Ornate Goby
55
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Papillogobius reichei Sand Goby
56
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Periophthalmodon schlosseri Giant Mudskipper
(visual by SR)
57
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Periophthalmus chrysospilos Gold-spotted Mudskipper
58
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Periophthalmus novemradiatus Dusky-gilled Mudskipper
(visual by SR)
59
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Pseudogobius javanicus Javanese Goby
(visual by SR)
60
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Scartelaos histophorus Bearded Mudskipper
61
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Gobiidae
Yongeichthys nebulosus Shadow Goby
62
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Haemulidae
Plectrohinchus gibbosus Harry Hotlips
63
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Haemulidae
Pomadasys kaakan Javelin Grunter
64
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Labridae
Choerodon oligacanthus Seagrass Tuskfish
65
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Labridae
Halichoeres bicolor Bicolor Wrasse
66
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Labridae
Halichoeres nigrescens Diamond Wrasse
67
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Labridae
Pteragogus flagellifera Flagfin Wrasse
68
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Leiognathidae
Leiognathus sp. Ponyfish
69
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Lethrinidae
Lethrinus nebulosus Clouded Emperor
70
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Lutjanidae
Lutjanus russelli Russell's Snapper
71
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Mugilidae
Ellochelon vaigiensis Squaretail Mullet
72
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Mugilidae
Liza subviridis Grey Mullet
73
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Pseudochromidae
Congrogadus subducens

Carpet Eel Blenny
(visual by SR)

74
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Scatophagidae
Scatophagus argus Spotted Scat
75
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Serranidae
Epinephelus coioides Orange-spotted Grouper
76
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Siganidae
Siganus canaliculatus Seagrass Rabbitfish
77
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Siganidae
Siganus javus Javan Rabbitfish
(visual by SR)
78
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Sillaginidae
Sillago burrus Spotted Sand Whiting
79
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Sillaginidae
Sillago sihama Silver Sand Whiting
80
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Terapontidae
Pelates quadrilineatus Trumpeter Perch
81
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Terapontidae
Terapon jarbua Crescent Perch
82
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Terapontidae
Terapon puta Sharpnose Perch
83
Osteichthyes
Perciformes
Terapontidae
Terapon theraps Banded Perch
(visual by SR)
84
Osteichthyes
Pleuronectiformes
Cynoglossidae
Cynoglossus puncticeps Speckled Tongue-sole
85
Osteichthyes
Pleuronectiformes
Cynoglossidae
Paraplagusia bilineata Double-lined Tongue
(visual by SR)
86
Osteichthyes
Pleuronectiformes
Paralichthyidae
Pseudorhombeus arsius Largetooth Flounder
87
Osteichthyes
Pleuronectiformes
Psettodidae
Psettodes erumei Indian Halibut
88
Osteichthyes
Pleuronectiformes
Soleidae
Synaptura commersoniana Commersonís Sole
89
Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes
Monacanthidae
Acreichthys tomentosus Seagrass Filefish
90
Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes
Monacanthidae
Chaetoderma penicilligera Feathery Filefish
91
Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes
Monacanthidae
Monacanthus chinensis Fan-bellied Filefish
92
Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes
Monacanthidae
Paramonacanthus sp. Pigface Filefish
93
Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes
Ostraciidae
Lactoria cornuta Longhorn Cowfish
94
Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes
Ostraciidae
Rhynchostracion nasus Shortnose Boxfish
95
Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes
Tetraodontidae
Chelonodon patoca Milk-spotted Pufferfish
96
Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes
Tetraodontidae
Takifugu oblongus Banded Pufferfish
97
Osteichthyes
Tetraodontiformes
Triacanthidae
Triacanthus biaculeatus Rhomboid Tripodfish