Local common name:
Yellow Sea Catfish
Ariidae [Sea Catfishes]
23.3 cm[max to 30 cm]
Yes, this fish was caught off Punggol.
Sea catfishes are extremely difficult to ID as most of them look identical. It is ID mainly thru the different shapes of 'upper tooth patches' in its mouth & partially from the different patterns on the 'top view of the head.'
This fish: Dorsal spines:1, rays:7 ; Anal spines:0, rays:17-18
Credit goes to 'Kelvin KP Lim' in helping in the ID of this fish
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