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Species Group: Redfishes, Basses, Congers, etc (ISSCAAP 33)

Common Name: John’s Snapper, Golden Snapper
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Johnii  (Bloch, 1792)
Mandarin Name: 紅鰽(Hóng qiú), 红皂 (Hóng zào), 红潮 (Hóng cháo)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Jenahak, Ungah
Local Hokkien: Ang Zho
Local Teochew: Ang Zhor
Local Cantonese: Hong Lap



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Common Name: Russel’s Snapper
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Russelli  (Bleeker, 1849)
Mandarin Name: 紅鰽痣(Hóng qiú zhì), 红皂记 (Hóng zào jì)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Tanda
Local Hokkien: Ang Zho Kee, Orr Tiam
Local Teochew: Ang Zhor Kee






Common Name: Mangrove Jack, Mangrove Red Snapper
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Argentimaculatus  (Forsskål, 1775)
Mandarin Name: 赤鰽 (Chì qiú), 红家定 (Hóng jiā dìng)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Merah, Kakap Merah, Siakap Merah
Local Hokkien: Ciak Zho



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Common Name: Malabar Blood Snapper
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Malabaricus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Mandarin Name: 红鱼 (Hóng yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Merah Tanda Hitam, Merah, Merah Mata Hitam






Common Name: Crimson Snapper
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Erythropterus  Bloch, 1790
Mandarin Name: 红鸡 (Hóng jī)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Merah, Merah Pucat
Local Hokkien/Teochew: Ang Koi






Common Name: Humpback Red Snapper, Paddletail
Scientific Name: Lutjanus gibbus (Forsskål, 1775)
Mandarin Name: 红鸡 (Hóng jī), 紅魚 (Hóng yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Merah, Jenahak, Merah Barahan






Common Name: Emperor Red Snapper
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Sebae  (Cuvier, 1816)
Mandarin Name: 红狮 (Hóng shī), 红狮鱼 (Hóng shī yú), 紅魚 (Hóng yú), 关刀红 (Guān dāo hóng), 红三刀 (Hóng sān dāo)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Merah Coreng, Merah Boring
Local Hokkien/Teochew: Ang Sai
Remarks: Red stripes will disappear in adult.






Common Name: Yellow Streaked Snapper, Dark-tailed Sea Perch
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Lemniscatus  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Merah, Kunyit, Jenahak Jalur Kuning






Common Name: Spanish Flag Snapper
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Carponotatus  (Richardson, 1842)
Mandarin Name: 赤笔仔 (Chì bǐ zǐ)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Timun
Local Hokkien: Tee Boon






Common Name: Blackspot Snapper
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Ehrenbergii  (Peters, 1869)
Mandarin Name: 火点 (Huǒ diǎn)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Timun Tanda






Common Name: Bigeye Snapper
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Lutjanus  Bloch, 1790
Mandarin Name: 黄笛鲷 (Huáng dí diāo)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kunyit, Remong
Local Hokkien: Kee Hu
Remarks: Often difficult to differentiate the Lutjanus Madras and Lutjanus Lutjanus. The space between the eye and upper jaw is smaller for Lutjanus Lutjanus.






Common Name: Indian Snapper
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Madras  (Valenciennes, 1831)
Mandarin Name: 前鳞笛鲷 (Qián lín dí diāo)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kunyit, Remong, Kunyit Madras
Local Hokkien: Kee Hu
Remarks: Often difficult to differentiate the Lutjanus Madras and Lutjanus Lutjanus. The space between the eye and upper jaw is smaller for Lutjanus Lutjanus.






Common Name: Brownstripe Snapper
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Vitta  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kunyit, Remong, Kunyit Remong
Local Hokkien: Kee Hu






Common Name: Ruby Snapper, Deep-water Red Snapper, Short-tailed Red Snapper
Scientific Name: Etelis carbunculus  Cuvier, 1828
Local Malay Name: Kerisi Bali, Kerisi Basi, Kerisi-basi Delima
Local Hokkien: Ka Lak



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Common Name: Goldbanded Jobfish, Day's Jobfish
Scientific Name: Pristipomoides multidens  (Day, 1871)
Local Malay Name: Kerisi Bali, Ibu Kerisi
Local Hokkien: Ka Lak






Common Name: Sharptooth Jobfish, Sharptooth Snapper
Scientific Name: Pristipomoides typus  Bleeker, 1852
Local Malay Name: Kerisi Batu, Ibu Kerisi, Kerisi Bali Ros
Local Hokkien: Ka Lak






Common Name: Cinnabar Goatfish
Scientific Name: Parupeneus heptacanthus  (Lacepède, 1802)
Local Malay Name: Biji Nangka Tanda Merah






Common Name: Chocolate Hind, Brown-barred Grouper
Scientific Name: Cephalopholis boenak  (Bloch, 1790)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 印度石斑 (Yìndù shí bān)
Local Malay Name: Kerapu Tenggarong, Kerapu Belang Perang






Common Name: Bluespotted Hind
Scientific Name: Cephalopholis Cyanostigma (Valenciennes, 1828)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú)
Local Malay Name: Kerapu Bintik Biru, Kerapu Karang
Remarks: These groupers were caught in Pulau Tinggi






Common Name: Bluelined Grouper, Bluelined Hind, Bluelined Rockcod
Scientific Name: Cephalopholis Formosa  (Shaw, 1812)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 蓝线石斑 (Lán xiàn shí bān)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerapu Garis Biru
Local Hokkien: Thee Swa Gau
Local Teochew: Gao Hu
Local Cantonese: Seck Pan






Common Name: Barred Soapfish
Scientific Name: Diploprion bifasciatum Cuvier, 1828
Mandarin Name: 肥皂鱼 (Féizào yú)
Local Malay Name: Kerapu Sebekah, Sebekah Laut






Common Name: Areolate Grouper
Scientific Name: Epinephelus Areolatus (Forsskål, 1775)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 西星斑 (Xi xīng bān)
Local Malay Name: Kerapu Ekor Putih, Kerapu Bintik Bulat
Local Hokkien: Koay Gau
Local Teochew: Gao Hu
Local Cantonese: Seck Pan






Common Name: Duskytail Grouper
Scientific Name: Epinephelus Bleekeri  (Vaillant, 1878)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 红点油班 (Hóng diǎn yóu bān)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerapu Ekor Gelap
Local Hokkien: Koay Gau
Local Teochew: Gao Hu
Local Cantonese: Seck Pan






Common Name: Orange-spotted Grouper, Goldspotted Rockcod, Brownspotted Grouper, Estuary Cod.
Scientific Name: Epinephelus Coioides  (Hamilton, 1822)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 红点石斑 (Hóng diǎn shí bān)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerapu bintik jingga, Kerapu Pinang, Kerapu Balong, Kerapu Rintek, Kerapu Pakpanang
Local Hokkien: Chia Gau
Remarks: Looks almost like Dusky Tail Grouper. The difference is clear in the tail fin.






Common Name: Coral Grouper
Scientific Name: Epinephelus Corallicola (Valenciennes, 1828)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerapu Karang, Kerapu Pisang
Remarks: This grouper is caught in Pulau Tinggi






Common Name: Cloudy Grouper, Cloudy Rockcod,.Garoupa
Scientific Name: Epinephelus erythrurus  (Valenciennes, 1828).
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 石头斑 (Shítou bān)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerapu Tompok Awan, Kerapu Combat
Local Hokkien: Koay Gau
Local Teochew: Gao Hu
Local Cantonese: Seck Pan






Common Name: Rock Grouper, Red Banded Grouper
Scientific Name: Epinephelus fasciatomaculosus  (Peters, 1865)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 青眼斑 (Qīng yǎn bān)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerapu Batu, Tongkah
Local Hokkien: Koay Gau, Gau Hu
Local Teochew: Gao Hu
Local Cantonese: Seck Pan






Common Name: Blacktip Grouper
Scientific Name: Epinephelus fasciatus  (Forsskål, 1775)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 赤石斑鱼 (Chìshí bān yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerapu Sirip Hitam, Kerapu Merah
Remarks: This grouper was caught in Pulau Tinggi






Common Name: Giant Grouper, Brindlebass, Brown Spotted Cod, Bumblebee Grouper, Queensland Groper
Scientific Name: Epinephelus lanceolatus  (Bloch, 1790)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 鞍帶石斑魚(Ān dài shí bān yú), 龙旦 (Lóng dàn)
Local Malay Name:Ikan Kertang, Kerapu Pertang
Local Cantonese: Long Tan



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Common Name: Longfin Grouper
Scientific Name: Epinephelus quoyanus  (Valenciennes, 1830)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 蜜蜂斑 (Mìfēng bān)
Local Malay Name:Ikan Kerapu Cicak, Kerapu Tukul
Local Teochew: Gao Hu
Local Cantonese: Seck Pan






Common Name: Sixbar Grouper, Garoupa
Scientific Name: Epinephelus sexfasciatus  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 糯米石斑 (Nuòmǐ shí bān)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerapu Bebeh
Local Hokkien: Koay Gau
Local Teochew: Gao Hu
Local Cantonese: Seck Pan






Common Name: Greasy Grouper, Garoupa
Scientific Name: Epinephelus tauvina  (Forsskål, 1775)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), Global - 鱸滑石斑魚(Lú huá shíbānyú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerapu Hitam, Kerapu Bunga
Local Hokkien: Koay GauLocal Teochew: Gao Hu
Local Cantonese: Seck Pan






Common Name: Common Coral Trout, Leopard Trout, Leopard Coral Grouper
Scientific Name: Plectropomus leopardus  (Lacepède, 1802)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 七星斑 (Qī xīng bān)
Local Malay Name: Kerapu Sunoh Bara, Kerapu Bintang
Local Hokkien: Ang Gau






Common Name: Barcheek Coral Trout, Spotted Coral Grouper
Scientific Name: Plectropomus maculatus (Bloch, 1790)
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 东星斑 (Dōng xīng bān)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerapu sunoh pisang, Kerapu Bara
Local Hokkien: Chut Bee Gau, Ang Gau



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Common Name: White-edged Lyretail, White-edged Lunartail
Scientific Name: Variola albimarginata  Baissac, 1953
Mandarin Name: 石斑魚 (Shí bān yú), 白缘星鲙 (Bái yuán xīng kuài)
Local Malay Name: Kerapu Sabit Putih






Common Name: Blackspot Tuskfish
Scientific Name: Choerodon schoenleinii  (Valenciennes, 1839)
Mandarin Name: 青鹦哥 (Qīng yīng gē), 哨牙仔 (Shào yá zǐ), 青衣 (Qīngyī)
Local Malay Name: Ketarap Bintik Hitam, Bayan



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Common Name: Seagrass Tuskfish
Scientific Name: Choerodon oligacanthus  (Bleeker, 1851)
Mandarin Name:鹦哥 (Yīng gē)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Ketarap Tanda, Bayan






Common Name: Sling-jaw Wrasse
Scientific Name: Epibulus insidiator  (Pallas, 1770)
Mandarin Name: 伸口鱼 (Shēn kǒu yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Bayan, Batu, Nuri Sumpit






Common Name: Bubblefin Wrasse, Diamond Wrasse
Scientific Name: Halichoeres nigrescens  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Mandarin Name:鹦哥 (Yīng gē), 黑带海猪鱼 (Hēi dài hǎi zhū yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Bayan, Batu, Nuri Belodok






Common Name: Blackeye Thicklip
Scientific Name: Hemigymnus melapterus  (Bloch, 1791)
Mandarin Name:鹦哥 (Yīng gē), 黑鳍厚唇鱼 (Hēi qí hòu chún yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Ketarap Tanda, Bayan, Bibir-tebal Badan Gelap






Common Name: Rusty Parrotfish
Scientific Name: Scarus ferrugineus  Forsskål, 1775
Mandarin Name: 鹦哥 (Yīng gē)
Local Malay Name: Ketarap, Bayan Karat






Common Name: Blue-barred parrotfish
Scientific Name: Scarus ghobban  Forsskål, 1775
Mandarin Name: 鹦哥 (Yīng gē)
Local Malay Name: Ketarap, Bayan Belang Biru






Common Name: Rivulated parrotfish
Scientific Name: Scarus rivulatus  Valenciennes, 1840
Mandarin Name: 鹦哥 (Yīng gē)
Local Malay Name: Ketarap, Bayan Coreng
Remarks: Below photo is a male Rivulated parrotfish






Common Name: Painted Sweetlips
Scientific Name: Diagramma pictum  (Thunberg, 1792)
Mandarin Name: 马头卢 (Mǎ tóu lú), 尾油卿 (Wěi yóu qīng)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kaci, Kaci Mandi Abu
Local Hokkien: Ka Chee






Common Name: Harry Hotlips, Brown Sweetlips
Scientific Name: Plectorhinchus gibbosus   (Lacepède, 1802)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kaci, Tebal Bibir, Kakap Batu, Kaci Kakap
Local Hokkien: Or Ka Chee






Common Name: Yellowbanded Sweetlips, Diagonal-banded Sweetlips, Blackstriped Sweetlips
Scientific Name: Plectorhinchus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kaci, Kaci Rajabau
Local Hokkien: Ka Chee






Common Name: Broadbanded Velvetchin, Belted Barbeled Grunter
Scientific Name: Hapalogenys analis  Richardson, 1845
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kaci Belang, Tebal Bibir






Common Name: Longhead Grunt, Longhead Grunter
Scientific Name: Pomadasys auritus  (Cuvier, 1830)
Mandarin Name: 石鲈鱼 (Shí lú yú), 石炉鱼 (Shí lú yú), 金石鲈 (Jīn shí lú)
Local Malay Name: Gerut-gerut Emas,, Gegerut, Gerut-gerut, Tebal Pipi
Local Hokkien: Jiok Tau Lor






Common Name: Javelin Grunter, Javelin Grunt
Scientific Name: Pomadasys kaakan  (Cuvier, 1830)
Mandarin Name: 石鲈鱼 (Shí lú yú), 石炉鱼 (Shí lú yú), 白鰽 (Bái qiú), 镖石鲈 (Biāo shí lú), 点石鲈 (Diǎn shí lú)
Local Malay Name: Gerut-gerut Ompakan, Gegerut, Celek Mata, Akuhut, Gorat-gorat
Local Hokkien: Gu Hud, Jiok Lor, Pek Cho
Local Teochew: Pek Cho






Common Name: Saddle Grunter, Saddle Grunt
Scientific Name: Pornadasys maculatus  (Bloch, 1793)
Mandarin Name: 石鲈鱼 (Shí lú yú), 石炉鱼 (Shí lú yú), 白鰽 (Bái qiú), 大斑石鲈 (Dà bān shí lú)
Local Malay Name: Gerut-gerut Sebokah, Gegerut, Celek Mata, Akuhut, Gorat-gorat
Local Hokkien: Gu Hud, Jiok Lor, Pek Cho
Local Teochew: Pek Cho






Common Name: Red Patched Grunter
Scientific Name: Pomadasys unimaculatus  Tian, 1982
Mandarin Name: 石鲈鱼 (Shí lú yú), 石炉鱼 (Shí lú yú), 白鰽 (Bái qiú), 单斑石鲈 (Dān bān shí lú)
Local Malay Name: Gerut-gerut Pelana, Gegerut,, Akuhut, Gorat-gorat
Local Hokkien: Gu Hud, Jiok Lor, Pek Cho
Local Teochew: Pek Cho






Common Name: Bay Sillago
Scientific Name: Sillago ingenuua  McKay, 1985
Mandarin Name: 沙鮻 (Shā suō), 沙钻 (Shā zuàn)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Bulus-bulus, Bebulus, Seloncong, Puntung Damar Teluk
Local Hokkien: Sua Jui,, Sua Jiam
Local Teochew: Sua Jui
Local Cantonese: Sar Joi






Common Name: Yellowsnout Large-eye Bream
Scientific Name: Gymnocranius frenatus Bleeker, 1873
Local Malay Name: Kapas-kapas Laut, Mempasir Mutiara






Common Name: Pink Ear Emperors, Bridled Pigface bream
Scientific Name: Lethrinus lentjan  (Lacepède, 1802)
Mandarin Name: 龙占 (Lóng zhàn), 乌帽龙占 (Wū mào lóng zhàn), 紅鰽痣 (Hóng qiú zhì)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Pelandok, Landuk, Mempinang, Ketambak, Asuh, Landok Calit Merah
Local Hokkien: Leng Jiam






Common Name: Ornate Emperor
Scientific Name: Lethrinus ornatus  Valenciennes, 1830
Mandarin Name: 龙占 (Lóng zhàn), 黄带龙占 (Huáng dài lóng zhàn)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Pelandok, Landuk, Mempinang, Ketambak, Asuh, Landok Jalur Jingga






Common Name: Spangled Emperor
Scientific Name: Lethrinus nebulosus  (Forsskål, 1775)
Mandarin Name: 龙占 (Lóng zhàn), 青嘴龙占 (Qīng zuǐ lóng zhàn)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Pelandok, Landuk, Mempinang, Ketambak, Asuh, Landok Sisik Bintik






Common Name: Slender Emperor, Variegated Emperor
Scientific Name: Lethrinus variegatus  Valenciennes, 1830
Mandarin Name: 龙占 (Lóng zhàn), 杂色龙占 (Zá sè lóng zhàn), 杂色裸颊鲷 (Zá sè luǒ jiá diāo)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Pelandok, Landuk, Mempinang, Ketambak, Asuh, Landok Lampai






Common Name: Deep-bodied Mojarra, Silver Biddy
Scientific Name: Gerres erythrourus (Bloch, 1791)
Mandarin Name: 胶把 (Jiāo bǎ)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kapas-kapas, Kekapas, Kapas Laut, Kapas Sungai
Local Hokkien: Ka Pak






Common Name: Longfin Mojarra
Scientific Name: Pentaprion longimanus  (Cantor, 1849)
Mandarin Name: 胶把 (Jiāo bǎ)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kapas, Kapas-kapas, Kekapas, Kapas Kaca
Local Hokkien: Ka Pak






Common Name: Concertina Fish
Scientific Name: Drepane longimana (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Mandarin Name: 白曹喜 (Bái cáo xǐ)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Daun Baharu, Bebaru, Baharu-baharu, Daun-baru Belang
Local Hokkien: Cao Xi






Common Name: Spotted Sicklefish
Scientific Name: Drepane punctata  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mandarin Name: 曹喜 (Cáo xǐ)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Daun Baharu, Bebaru, Baharu-baharu, Daun-baru Bintik
Local Hokkien: Cao Xi






Common Name: Redbelly Yellowtail Fusilier
Scientific Name: Caesio cuning  (Bloch, 1791)
Mandarin Name: 豆腐鱼 (Dòufu yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Delah, Delah Pinang, Bagan, Sulit
Local Hokkien: Tau Hoo
Local Teochew: Tau Hoo






Common Name: Yellow and Blueback Fusilier
Scientific Name: Caesio teres  Seale, 1906
Mandarin Name: 豆腐鱼 (Dòufu yú), 蓝黄梅鲷 (Lán huáng méi diāo)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Delah, Delah Remong, Bagan, Sulit
Local Hokkien: Tau Hoo
Local Teochew: Tau Hoo






Common Name: Double-lined Fusilier, Double Stripe Fusilier
Scientific Name: Pterocaesio digramma (Bleeker, 1864)
Mandarin Name: 豆腐鱼 (Dòufu yú), 双带乌尾鮗 (Shuāng dài wū wěi dong), 双带梅鲷 (Shuāng dài méi diāo)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Delah, Pinang-pinang, Sulit Dwijalur
Local Hokkien: Tau Hoo
Local Teochew: Tau Hoo






Common Name: Dark-banded Fusilier
Scientific Name: Pterocaesio tile   (Cuvier, 1830)
Mandarin Name: 豆腐鱼 (Dòufu yú), 蒂尔乌尾鮗 (Dì ěr wū wěi dong), 长背梅鲷 (Zhǎng bèi méi diāo)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Delah, Delah Karang, Sulit Jalur Hitam
Local Hokkien: Tau Hoo
Local Teochew: Tau Hoo






Common Name: Doubletooth Soldierfish, Red-fin Squirrelfish
Scientific Name: Myripristis hexagona  (Lacepède, 1802)
Mandarin Name: 大眼 (Dà yǎn)
Local Malay Name: Sebekah, Lolong Batu, Lolong-karang Sirip Merah






Common Name: Redcoat, Red striped Squirrelfish
Scientific Name: Sargocentron rubrum (Forsskål, 1775)
Mandarin Name: 大眼 (Dà yǎn)
Local Malay Name: Lolong, Lolong Batu, Sebekah-karang Sirip Hijau






Common Name: Bengal Sergeant
Scientific Name: Abudefduf bengalensis (Bloch, 1787)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Gombing Benggala






Common Name: Sweeper, Bullseye
Scientific Name: Pempheris otaitensis Cuvier, 1831
Local Malay Name: Sepat Laut






Common Name: Buru Glass Perchlet
Scientific Name: Ambassis buruensis  Bleeker, 1856
Local Malay Name: Seriding Buru, Pridin






Common Name: Bald Glassy, Naked-head Glassy Perchlet
Scientific Name: Ambassis gymnocephalus (Lacepède, 1802)
Local Malay Name: Seriding Putih, Seriding Botak, Pridin






Common Name: Four-banded Cardinalfish
Scientific Name: Apogon quadrifasciatus  Cuvier, 1828
Local Malay Name: Sebekah Dwijalur, Sebekah Dua Jalur, Sernangka, Seriding






Common Name: Hookfin Cardinalfish
Scientific Name: Apogon griffin  (Seale, 1910)
Local Malay Name: Sebekah Merah, Seriding






Common Name: Reeve's Croaker
Scientific Name: Chrysochir aureus  (Richardson, 1846)
Mandarin Name: 黄金鳍口 (Huáng jīn qí kǒu)
Local Malay Name: Gelama China, Gelama Kuning Dada, Gelama Lumpur






Common Name: Goatee Croaker
Scientific Name: Dendrophysa russelii  (Cuvier, 1829)
Mandarin Name: 白姑魚 (Bái gū yú), 牛那妈 (Niú nà mā)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Janggut Tanda
Local Hokkien: Gu La MaLocal Teochew: Gu La Ma






Common Name: Belanger's Croaker, Jewfish, Drum
Scientific Name: Johnius belangerii  (Cuvier, 1830)
Mandarin Name: 白姑魚 (Bái gū yú), 牛那妈 (Niú nà mā)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Birai, Gelama Panjang, Jarau
Local Hokkien: Gu La Ma
Local Teochew: Gu La Ma






Common Name: Sharpnose Hammer Croaker
Scientific Name: Johnius borneensis  (Bleeker, 1851)
Mandarin Name: 白姑魚 (Bái gū yú), 牛那妈 (Niú nà mā)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Batu, Gelama Tukul






Common Name: Coitor Croaker
Scientific Name: Johnius coitor  (Hamilton, 1822)
Mandarin Name: 白姑魚 (Bái gū yú), 牛那妈 (Niú nà mā)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Borneo, Gelama Papan
Local Hokkien: Gu La Ma
Local Teochew: Gu La Ma






Common Name: Yellow Croaker
Scientific Name: Larimichthys polyactis (Bleeker, 1877)
Mandarin Name: 小黃魚 (Xiǎohuángyú), 黄花鱼 (Huánghuā yú)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Emas, Gelama Dada Kuning
Remarks: The fish is gold in color. It is a very rare species in this area that can only be found at the beginning of the Northeast Monsoon season. Most of these fish are caught with eggs.






Common Name: White Flower Croaker, Yellow drum
Scientific Name: Nibea albiflora (Richardson, 1846)
Mandarin Name: 牛那妈 (Niú nà mā), 黃姑魚 (Huáng gū yú)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Bunga
Local Hokkien: Gu La Ma
Local Teochew: Gu La Ma






Common Name:Soldier Croaker
Scientific Name: Nibea soldado  (Lacepède, 1802)
Mandarin Name: 牛那妈 (Niú nà mā), 白板 (Bái bǎn)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Papan, Gelama Bongkok
Local Hokkien: Gu La Ma
Local Teochew: Gu La Ma






Common Name: Bronze Croaker
Scientific Name: Otolithoides biauritus  (Cantor, 1849)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Selampai, Tenkerong Merah






Common Name: Tigertooth Croaker
Scientific Name: Otolithes ruber  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Mandarin Name: 双牙(Shuāng yá)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Gigi Jarang, Gelama Bulat, Tenkerong Panjang
Local Hokkien: Sum Geh
Local Teochew: Sum Geh






Common Name: Half-mourning Croaker
Scientific Name: Paranibea semiluctuosa  (Cuvier, 1830)
Mandarin Name: 牛那妈 (Niú nà mā), 黑鰭黃姑魚 (Hēi qí huáng gū yú)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Kelam
Local Hokkien: Gu La Ma
Local Teochew: Gu La Ma






Common Name: Bigeye Croaker
Scientific Name: Pennahia anea  (Bloch, 1793)
Mandarin Name: 牛那妈 (Niú nà mā), 大眼白姑鱼 (Dà yǎn bái gū yú)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Pisang
Local Hokkien: Gu La Ma
Local Teochew: Gu La Ma






Common Name: Big-head Pennah Croaker
Scientific Name: Pennahia macrocephalus  (Tang, 1937)
Mandarin Name: 牛那妈 (Niú nà mā), 大头白姑鱼 (Dà tóu bái gū yú)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Cerua
Local Hokkien: Gu La Ma
Local Teochew: Gu La Ma






Common Name: Bigmouth croaker
Scientific Name: Pterotolithus lateoides  (Bleeker, 1849)
Mandarin Name: 双牙(Shuāng yá)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Gigi Jarang, Jarang-gigi Jarau Putih
Local Hokkien: Sum Geh
Local Teochew: Sum Geh






Common Name: Blotched Tigertooth Croaker, Spotted Jewfish
Scientific Name: Pterotolithus maculatus  (Cuvier, 1830)
Local Malay Name: Gelama Jarau Bintik, Gelama Musang






Common Name: Rosy Dwarf Monocle Bream
Scientific Name: Parascolopsis eriomma  (Jordan & Richardson, 1909)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Pasir, Mempasir, Mempasir Ros Merah






Common Name: Pearly Monocle Bream
Scientific Name: Scolopsis margaritifera  (Cuvier, 1830)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Pasir, Pasir-pasir Mutiara
Local Hokkien: Tua Bak Kor






Common Name: Rainbow Monocle Bream, Monogrammed monocle bream
Scientific Name: Scolopsis monogramma  (Cuvier, 1830)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Pasir, Pasir-pasir Jalur Gelap
Local Hokkien: Tua Bak Kor






Common Name: Latice Monocle Bream
Scientific Name: Scolopsis taenioptera  (Cuvier, 1830)
Mandarin Name: 红哥里 (Hóng gē lǐ)
Local Malay Name: Kerisi Pasir, Pasir-pasir Mentimun
Local Hokkien: Ang Goh Li
Local Teochew: Ang Nee






Common Name: Whitecheek Monocle Bream
Scientific Name: Scolopsis vosmeri  (Bloch, 1792)
Mandarin Name: 白头库 (Bái tóu kù)
Local Malay Name: Puyu Laut
Local Hokkien: Peh Tao Kor, Thik Kak Chia






Common Name: Fork-tailed Threadfin Bream, Rosy Threadfin Bream
Scientific Name: Nemipterus furcosus  (Valenciennes, 1830)
Mandarin Name: 红哥里 (Hóng gē lǐ), 红金线鱼 (Hóng jīn xiàn yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerisi, Kerisi Merah Ros
Local Hokkien: Ang Goh Li
Local Teochew: Ang Nee






Common Name: Japanese Threadfin Bream
Scientific Name: Nemipterus japonicus  (Bloch, 1791)
Mandarin Name: 红哥里 (Hóng gē lǐ), 日本金线鱼 (Rìběn jīn xiàn yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerisi, Kerisi Jepun
Local Hokkien: Ang Goh Li
Local Teochew: Ang Nee






Common Name: Notchedfin Threadfin Bream
Scientific Name: Nemipterus peronii  (Valenciennes, 1830)
Mandarin Name: 红哥里 (Hóng gē lǐ), 菲氏金线鱼 (Fēi shì jīn xiàn yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerisi, Kerisi Merah
Local Hokkien: Ang Goh Li
Local Teochew: Ang Nee






Common Name: White Shouldered Whiptail
Scientific Name: Pentapodus bifasciattus (Bleeker, 1848)
Local Malay Name: Anjang-anjang Dua Jalur






Common Name: Butterfly Whiptail
Scientific Name: Pentapodus setosus (Valenciennes, 1830)
Local Malay Name: Anjang-anjang Monofilamen






Common Name: Blackear Lizardfish
Scientific Name: Synodus hoshinonis Tanaka, 1917
Mandarin Name: 狗母魚 (Gǒu mǔ yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Conor, Mengkerong, Ubi, Ubi Pelana






Common Name: Bluntnose Lizardfish, Painted Grinner, Snakefish
Scientific Name: Synodus myops   (Forster, 1801)
Mandarin Name: 狗母魚 (Gǒu mǔ yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Conor, Mengkerong, Ubi, Pucung






Common Name: Variegated Lizardfish
Scientific Name: Synodus variegatus  (Lacepède, 1803)
Mandarin Name: 红斑狗母 (Hóngbān gǒu mǔ), 狗母魚 (Gǒu mǔ yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Conor, Mengkarong, Ubi Sisik Pipi






Common Name: Greater Lizardfish
Scientific Name: Saurida tumbil  (Bloch, 1795)
Mandarin Name: 狗母魚 (Gǒu mǔ yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Conor, Mengkerong, Ubi, Pucung, Conor Curut






Common Name: Tropical Sand Goby
Scientific Name: Acentrogobius caninus  (Valenciennes, 1837)
Mandarin Name: 犬牙细棘鰕虎鱼 (Quǎnyá xì jí xiā hǔ yú), 虾虎鱼 (Xiā hǔ yú)
Local Malay Name: Belodok Lobang






Common Name: Tank Goby
Scientific Name: Glossogobius giuris  (Hamilton, 1822)
Mandarin Name: 舌鰕虎鱼 (Shé xiā hǔ yú), 虾虎鱼 (Xiā hǔ yú)
Local Malay Name: Belukor, Belungko, Belodok Ubi






Scientific Name: Helotes sexlineatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Synonym: Pelates sexlineatus (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824)
Common Name: Six-lined Trumpeter, Sixlined Terapon
Local Malay Name: Kerong Enam Jalur






Common Name: Jarbua Terapon
Scientific Name: Terapon jarbua  (Forsskål, 1775)
Mandarin Name: 家隆蛆 (Jiālóng qū), 花身(Huā shēn)
Local Malay Name: Ikan kerong, Mengkerong, Kekerong, Kerong Jalur
Local Hokkien: Keh Long Chi






Common Name: Largescaled Terapon
Scientific Name: Terapon theraps  Cuvier, 1829
Mandarin Name: 家隆蛆 (Jiālóng qū), 花身(Huā shēn)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kerong, Mengkerong, Kekerong, Kerong Batu
Local Hokkien: Keh Long Chi






Common Name: Splendid Ponyfish
Scientific Name: Eubleekeria splendens  (Cuvier, 1829)
Mandarin Name: 格格 (Gégé)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kikek, Kekek, Kekek Mahkota






Common Name: Goldstripe Ponyfish
Scientific Name: Karalla daura  (Cuvier, 1829)
Mandarin Name: 格格 (Gégé)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kikek, Kekek, Kekek Jalur






Common Name: Shortnose Ponyfish
Scientific Name: Leiognathus brevirostris  (Valenciennes, 1835)
Mandarin Name: 格格 (Gégé)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kikek, Kekek, Kekek Muncung Pendek






Common Name: Common Ponyfish, Greater Ponyfish
Scientific Name: Leiognathus equulus  (Forsskål, 1775)
Mandarin Name: 格格 (Gégé)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kikek, Kekek, Kekek Gedabang






Common Name: Longspine Ponyfish
Scientific Name: Leiognathus longispinis  (Valenciennes, 1835)
Mandarin Name: 格格 (Gégé)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kikek, Kekek, Kekek Dwifilamen






Common Name: Yellowspotted Ponyfish
Scientific Name: Nuchequula flavaxilla  Kimura, Kimura & Ikejima, 2008
Mandarin Name: 格格 (Gégé)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kikek, Kekek






Common Name: Spotnape Ponyfish
Scientific Name: Nuchequula nuchalis  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
Mandarin Name: 格格 (Gégé)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kikek, Kekek, Kekek Langsat






Common Name: Pugnose ponyfish
Scientific Name: Secutor insidiator  (Bloch, 1787)
Mandarin Name: 格格 (Gégé)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kikek, Kekek, Sekiki Muncung






Common Name: Deep Pugnose Ponyfish
Scientific Name: Secutor ruconius  (Hamilton, 1822)
Mandarin Name: 格格 (Gégé)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kikek, Kekek, Sekiki Bulat






Common Name: Orbfish
Scientific Name: Ephippus orbis   (Bloch, 1787)
Mandarin Name:圆白鲳 (Yuán bái chāng)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Beluru, Daun Baharu, Peluru
Local Hokkien: Pau Cheoh






Common Name: Longfin Batfish
Scientific Name: Platax teira  (Forsskål, 1775)
Mandarin Name:牛屎鲳 (Niú shǐ chāng), 尖翅燕鱼 (Jiān chì yàn yú), 象耳朵 (Xiàng ěrduo)
Local Malay Name: Tudung Periuk, Telinga Gajah
Local Hokkien: Gu Sai Cheoh
Remarks: Adult and young pictures of the same species are shown below.








Common Name: Knightfish
Scientific Name: Proteracanthus sarissophorus  (Cantor, 1849)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Kuku, Gendang Batu, Perencang
Local Hokkien: Tongkang






Common Name: Spotted Scat
Scientific Name: Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Mandarin Name:金錢魚(Jīn qián yú), 金鼓(Jīn gǔ)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Ketang, Ketang Bunga
Local Hokkien: Kim Kor
Remarks: Venomous spines






Common Name: White-spotted Spinefoot, Rabbit fish
Scientific Name: Siganus canaliculatus  (Park, 1797)
Mandarin Name: 白肚鱼 (Bái dù yú), 拜年鱼(Bài nián yú), 长鳍篮子鱼 (Zhǎng qí lánzi yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Capok, Dingkis, Dengkis, Ketang Surat
Local Hokkien: Peh Tor, Bai Jia Heurr
Local Teochew: Pek Touw, Bai Jia Hu
Remarks: Venomous spines on the dorsal, anal and pelvic fins. Can cause sharp pain, bleed and numbness.






Common Name: Mottled Spinefoot, Rabbit fish
Scientific Name: Siganus fuscescens   (Houttuyn, 1782)
Mandarin Name: 白肚鱼 (Bái dù yú), 拜年鱼(Bài nián yú), 褐篮子鱼 (Hè lánzi yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Capok, Dingkis, Dengkis Turus
Local Hokkien: Peh Tor, Bai Jia Heurr
Local Teochew: Pek Touw, Bai Jia Hu
Remarks: Venomous spines on the dorsal, anal and pelvic fins. Can cause sharp pain, bleed and numbness.






Common Name: Streaked Spinefoot, Java Rabbit Fish
Scientific Name: Siganus javus  (Linnaeus, 1766)
Mandarin Name:泥孟 (Ní mèng), 臭肚 (Chòu dù),爪哇篮子鱼 (Zhǎo wā lán zi yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Capok,, Dengkis Jawa
Remarks: Venomous spines on the dorsal, anal and pelvic fins. Can cause sharp pain, bleed and numbness.






Common Name: Barhead spinefoot, Two Barred Rabbitfish
Scientific Name: Siganus virgatus  (Valenciennes, 1835)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Dengkis, Dengkis Kepala Jalur
Remarks: Venomous spines on the dorsal, anal and pelvic fins. Can cause sharp pain, bleed and numbness.






Common Name: Goldlined Spinefoot
Scientific Name: Siganus guttatus   (Bloch, 1787)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Dengkis, Dengkis Tompok Oren
Remarks: Venomous spines on the dorsal, anal and pelvic fins. Can cause sharp pain, bleed and numbness.






Common Name: Unicorn Leatherjacket, Unicorn Filefish
Scientific Name: Aluterus monoceros  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mandarin Name: 鹿仔鱼 (Lùzǐyú), 鸡鱼 (Jī yú), 肉竹 (Ròu zhú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Barat-barat, Kerosok Padi, Ayam Laut
Local Hokkien: Keh Hu, Bak Teik






Common Name: Fan-bellied Leatherjacket
Scientific Name: Monacanthus chinensis  (Isbeck, 1765)
Mandarin Name: 鹿仔鱼 (Lùzǐyú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Barat-barat, Barat-barat Kipas
Local Hokkien: Thik Phuey, Keh Hu






Common Name: Strap-weed Filefish
Scientific Name: Pseudomonacanthus macrurus  (Bleeker, 1857)
Mandarin Name: 鹿仔鱼 (Lùzǐyú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Barat-barat, Kerosok Rumpair
Local Hokkien: Thik Phuey, Keh Hu






Common Name: Prickly Leatherjacket
Scientific Name: Chaetodermis penicilligerus  (Cuvier, 1816)
Mandarin Name: 鹿仔鱼 (Lùzǐyú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Bagang, Barat-barat Duri
Local Hokkien: Thik Phuey, Keh Hu






Common Name: : Silver Tripodfish
Scientific Name: Triacanthus nieuhofi  Bleeker, 1852
Local Malay Name: Ikan Lembu Perak, Tunjak Langit, Cagak Langit, Ikan Helicopter






Common Name: Long-tail Tripodfish
Scientific Name: Tripodichthys blochii (Bleeker, 1852)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Lembu Ramping, Tunjak Langit, Cagak Langit, Ikan Helicopter






Common Name: Marine Catfish
Scientific Name: Tachysurus, Arius, Osteogenius sp.
Mandarin Name: 成魚 (Chéng yú), 海鯰 (Hǎi nián)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Duri, Pedukang
Local Hokkien: Sai Seng, Ah Seng
Remarks: Venomous spines at the dorsal and pectoral fins. Handle with care.






Common Name: Whitelipped Eel Catfish
Scientific Name: Paraplotosus albilabris   (Valenciennes, 1840)
Mandarin Name: 鳗鲶 (Mán nián),海土虱 (Hǎi tǔ shī), 白唇副鳗鲶 (Bái chún fù mán nián)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Semilang, Semilang Perut Putih
Local Hokkien: Thor Sat
Local Teochew: Thow Sak
Remark: Very venomous spines at the dorsal and pectoral fins. Be very careful in handling.






Common Name: Black Eel Catfish, Gray Eel-catfish
Scientific Name: Plotosus canius  Hamilton, 1822
Mandarin Name: 鳗鲶 (Mán nián), 海土虱(Hǎi tǔ shī), 印度洋鳗鲶 (Yìndùyáng mán nián)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Semilang, Sembilang Gemang
Local Hokkien: Thor Sat
Local Teochew: Thow Sak
Remark: Very venomous spines at the dorsal and pectoral fins. Be very careful in handling.






Common Name: Striped Eel Catfish
Scientific Name: Plotosus lineatus   (Thunberg, 1787)
Mandarin Name: 沙麻 (Shā má), 海土虱(Hǎi tǔ shī), 横纹鳗鲶 (Héng wén mán nián)
Local Malay Name: Sembilang Karang, Usat, Sembilang batu, Kelara, Gemang
Local Hokkien: Sua Mua
Remark: Very venomous spines at the dorsal and pectoral fins. Be very careful in handling.






Common Name: Common Pike Conger
Scientific Name: Muraenesox bagio  (Hamilton, 1822)
Mandarin Name: 海鳗 (Hǎi mán),
Local Malay Name: Malong
Local Hokkien: Mua Hu
Remark: Very large mouth and sharp teeth. Be very careful in handling.






Common Name: Crocodile Flathead
Scientific Name: Cociella crocodilus  (Cuvier, 1829)
Mandarin Name: 牛尾 (Niúwěi), 正颚鲬 (Zhèng è yǒng)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Bebaji, Baji-baji, Baji Buaya






Common Name: Fringe-eyed Flathead
Scientific Name: Cymbacephalus nematophthalmus  (Günther, 1860)
Mandarin Name: 牛尾 (Niúwěi), 线眼乳突鯒 (Xiàn yǎn rǔ tú yǒng)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Bebaji, Baji-baji, Kumba Buaya






Common Name: Bartail Flathead
Scientific Name: Platycephalus indicus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mandarin Name: 牛尾 (Niúwěi), 印度牛尾鱼 (Yìndù niúwěi yú)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Bebaji, Baji-baji, Baji Ekor Jalur






Common Name: Singapore Toadfish, Reticulated Toadfish
Scientific Name: Allenbatrachus reticulatus  (Steindachner, 1870)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Gedempu
Local Hokkien: Or Hu
Remark: Very strong jaw. The fish is caught in the Straits of Johor.






Common Name: Three-spined Frogfish
Scientific Name: Batrachomoeus trispinosus  (Günther, 1861)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Gedempu, Gedempu Duri
Local Hokkien: Or Hu
Remark: Very strong jaw.






Common Name: Bluering Angelfish
Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis  (Bloch, 1787)
Mandarin Name: 蓝环神仙鱼 (Lán huán shénxiān yú), 蓝环盖刺鱼 (Lán huán gài cì yú)
Local Malay Name: Taring Pelanduk Cincin Biru, Ikan Toshiba, Ikan Babi






Common Name: Copperband Butterflyfish, Beaked Butterflyfish
Scientific Name: Chelmon rostratus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mandarin Name: 长吻钻嘴鱼 (Zhǎng wěn zuān zuǐ yú), 铜斑蝴蝶鱼 (Tóng bān húdié yú)
Local Malay Name: Keper Sumpit, Bagang, Pipit






Common Name: Sixspine Butterflyfish, Ocellated Coralfish
Scientific Name: Parachaetodon ocellatus (Cuvier, 1831)
Mandarin Name: 副蝴蝶鱼 (Fù hú dié yú)
Local Malay Name: Keper Laut, Bagang, Bendera, Pancang Bendera





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