FAUNA LIST

We have been working on the marine biodiversity of our mudflats since the start of the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey. We have identified only a small proportion of the marine animals that we have encountered, and are currently working on identifying the rest of them. The table below provides a list of the animal species that we have identified so far, and more will be added to the list soon.

Group Family Genus Species Common Name
Fish Adrianichthyidae Oryzias javanicus Javanese ricefish
Fish Ambassidae Ambassis interrupta Long-spined glass perchlet
Fish Ambassidae Ambassis kopsii Kop's glass perchlet
Fish Ambassidae Ambassis vachellii Vachellii's glass perchlet
Fish Antennariidae Lophiocharon trisignatus Spotted-tail frogfish
Fish Apogonidae Apogon hyalosoma Humpbacked cardinalfish
Fish Apogonidae Apogon margaritophorus Chequered cardinalfish
Fish Apogonidae Fowleria variegata Variegated cardinalfish
Fish Apogonidae Ostorhinchus lateralis Humpback cardinalfish
Fish Atherinidae Hypoatherina valenciennei Sumatran silverside
Fish Callionymidae Callionymus enneactis Mosaic dragonet
Fish Centrogenyidae Centrogenys vaigiensis False scorpionfish
Fish Chaetodontidae Chelmon rostratus Copperband butterflyfish
Fish Cichlidae Cichlasoma urophthalmum Mexican mojarra
Fish Cichlidae Etroplus suratensis Green chromide
Fish Clupeidae Sardinella albella White sardinella
Fish Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus puncticeps Speckled tonguesole
Fish Eleotridae Butis butis Flathead gudgeon
Fish Eleotridae Butis humeralis
Fish Eleotridae Ophiocara porocephala Snakehead gudgeon
Fish Engraulidae Stolephorus indicus Indian anchovy
Fish Gerreidae Gerres oyena Slender mojarra; silver-biddy
Fish Gobiidae Amoya gracilis Bluespotted mangrove goby
Fish Gobiidae Acentrogobius caninus Tropical sand goby
Fish Gobiidae Acentrogobius nebulosus Shadow goby
Fish Gobiidae Acentrogobius viridipunctatus Spotted green goby
Fish Gobiidae Bathygobius fuscus Common frillfin goby
Fish Gobiidae Boleophthalmus boddarti Blue-spotted mudskipper
Fish Gobiidae Brachygobius kabiliensis Mangrove bumblebee goby
Fish Gobiidae Eugnathogobius variegatus
Fish Gobiidae Drombus globiceps Big head goby; Kranji drombus
Fish Gobiidae Drombus triangularis Brown shore goby
Fish Gobiidae Exyrias puntang Puntang goby
Fish Gobiidae Favonigobius reichei Indo-pacific tropical sand goby
Fish Gobiidae Glossogobius aureus Golden tank goby
Fish Gobiidae Gobiopterus brachypterus
Fish Gobiidae Hemigobius hoevenii Common mullet goby
Fish Gobiidae Hemigobius mingi Common mullet goby
Fish Gobiidae Istigobius goldmanni Black-spotted lagoon-goby
Fish Gobiidae Istigobius ornatus Ornate lagoon-goby
Fish Gobiidae Macrodontogobius wilburi Largetooth goby
Fish Gobiidae Pandaka pygmaea Dwarf pygmy goby
Fish Gobiidae Parapocryptes serperaster
Fish Gobiidae Pseudogobius avicennia
Fish Gobiidae Pseudogobius melanostictus
Fish Gobiidae Periophthalmus walailakae Yellow-spotted mudskipper
Fish Gobiidae Psammogobius biocellatus Crocodile flathead goby
Fish Gobiidae Pseudogobius javanicus Java fatnose goby
Fish Gobiidae Stigmatogobius sadanundio Grey knight-goby
Fish Hemiramphidae Hyporhamphus limbatus Congaturi halfbeak
Fish Hemiramphidae Hyporhamphus quoyi Short-nose halfbeak
Fish Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus buffonis Striped-nose halfbeak
Fish Hemiramphidae Dermogenys siamensis
Fish Latidae Lates calcarifer Sea bass; Barramundi
Fish Monacanthidae Acreichthys tomentosus Seagrass filefish
Fish Monacanthidae Monacanthus chinensis Fan-bellied filefish
Fish Monodactylidae Monodactylus argenteus Silver moony
Fish Mugilidae Liza melinoptera Otomebora mullet
Fish Muraenidae Gymnothorax tile Estuarine moray
Fish Phallostethidae Neostethus lankesteri
Fish Plotosidae Paraplotosus albilabris White-lipped eeltail catfish
Fish Plotosidae Plotosus canius Black eeltail catfish
Fish Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata
Fish Poeciliidae Poecilia sphenops
Fish Pseudochromidae Congrogadus subducens Carpet eel-blenny
Fish Scatophagidae Scatophagus argus Spotted scat
Fish Siganidae Siganus canaliculatus White-spotted rabbitfish
Fish Siganidae Siganus guttatus Orange-spotted rabbitfish
Fish Siganidae Siganus javus Streaked rabbitfish
Fish Sillaginidae Escualosa thoracata White sardine
Fish Sillaginidae Sillago sihama Silver sillago
Fish Synanceiidae Leptosynanceia asteroblepa Stonefish
Fish Synanceiidae Synanceia horrida Hollow-cheeked stonefish
Fish Syngnathidae Ichthyocampus carce Mangrove pipefish
Fish Terapontidae Terapon jarbua Crescent perch
Fish Tetraodontidae Tetraodon nigroviridis Spotted green pufferfish
Fish Toxotidae Toxotes jaculatrix Banded archerfish
Peanut worm Phascolosomatidae Phascolosoma arcuatum
Bristle worm Chaetopteridae Chaetopterus variopedatus Parchment worm
Bristle worm Nereididae Dendronereis arborifera
Bristle worm Nereididae Leonnates cf. crinitus
Bristle worm Polynoidae Paralepidonotus ampulliferus
True crab Camptandriidae Baruna trigranulum Crevice crab
True crab Camptandriidae Ilyogynnis microcheirum Common silt crab
True crab Camptandriidae Paracleistostoma depressum Red silt crab
True crab Dorippidae Neodorippe callida Leaf-porter crab
True crab Dotillidae Dotilla myctiroides Soldier crab
True crab Eriphiidae Epixanthus dentatus Forcep crab
True crab Eriphiidae Myomenippe hardwicki Stone crab, Thunder crab
True crab Eriphiidae Ozius guttatus Spotted belly forcep crab
True crab Grapsidae Metopograpsus frontalis
True crab Grapsidae Metopograpsus latifrons
True crab Hymenosomatidae Neorhynchoplax mangalis Mangrove crown crab
True crab Inachidae Camposcia retusa Velcro crab
True crab Leucosiidae Ebalia malefactrix Millet crab
True crab Leucosiidae Praosia punctata Cheryl crab
True crab Ocypodidae Ilyoplax delsmani White semaphore crab
True crab Ocypodidae Ilyoplax longicarpa Long-armed semaphore crab
True crab Ocypodidae Ilyoplax obliqua Tweedie's semaphore crab
True crab Ocypodidae Macrophthalmus depressus
True crab Ocypodidae Macrophthalmus crinitus
True crab Ocypodidae Shenius anomalum Shen crab
True crab Ocypodidae Uca vocans Orange fiddler crab
True crab Ocypodidae Uca dussumieri
True crab Ocypodidae Uca paradussumieri Purple fiddler crab
True crab Ocypodidae Uca annulipes Porcelain fiddler crab
True crab Portunidae Portunus pelagicus Flower crab
True crab Portunidae Scylla serrata Giant mud crab
True crab Portunidae Thalamita crenata Mangrove swimming crab
True crab Portunidae Thalamita danae
True crab Sesarmidae Episesarma vesicolor Violet vinegar crab
True crab Sesarmidae Nanosesarma minutum
True crab Sesarmidae Neosesarma germmiferum
True crab Sesarmidae Perisesarma indiarum Face-banded crab
True crab Sesarmidae Perisesarma eumolpe Face-banded crab
True crab Sesarmidae Sarmatium germaini Mound crab
True crab Sesarmidae Selatium brockii Mangrove tree-dwelling crab
True crab Varunidae Metaplax elegans Orange signaller crab
True crab Varunidae Varuna yui Paddler crab
Shrimp Alpheidae Alpheus rapax Snapping shrimp
Shrimp Alpheidae Alpheus euphrosyne species complex Snapping shrimp
Shrimp Alpheidae Alpheus lobidens species complex Orange-clawed snapping shrimp
Snail Assimineidae Assiminea brevicula Red berry snail
Snail Batillariidae Batillaria zonalis Bazillion snail
Snail Buccinidae Nassaria pusilla
Snail Calyptraeidae Crepidula walshi Flat slipper snail
Snail Cerithiidae Cerithium coralium
Snail Cerithiidae Cerithium ophioderma
Snail Cerithiidae Cerithium torresi
Snail Cerithiidae Cerithium zonatum
Snail Cerithiidae Clypeomorus batillariaeformis
Snail Cerithiidae Clypeomorus bifasciatus
Snail Chilodontidae Euchelus atratus
Snail Columbellidae Mitrella ligula
Snail Columbellidae Pardalinops testudinaria Turtle dove snail
Snail Columbellidae Pseudanachis duclosiana
Snail Cypraeidae Cypraea rabaulensis
Snail Cypraeidae Erronea errones Wandering cowrie
Snail Ellobiidae Cassidula aurisfelis Cat's ear helmet snail
Snail Ellobiidae Cassidula nucleus Banded mangrove helmet snail
Snail Ellobiidae Laemodonta siamensis
Snail Epitoniidae Epitonium lyra Wentletrap
Snail Littorinidae Littoraria lutea
Snail Littorinidae Littoraria melanostoma Black-mouth mangrove periwinkle
Snail Littorinidae Littoraria scabra
Snail Littorinidae Littoraria vespacea
Snail Melongenidae Pugilina cochlidium Spiral melongena snail
Snail Muricidae Drupella margariticola
Snail Muricidae Murex trapa Rare-spined murex snail
Snail Muricidae Semiricinula marginatra
Snail Muricidae Thais bitubercularis
Snail Muricidae Thaisella gradata
Snail Muricidae Thaisella rufotincta
Snail Nassariidae Nassarius acuticostus
Snail Nassariidae Nassarius castus
Snail Nassariidae Nassarius crenoliratus
Snail Nassariidae Nassarius gaudiosus
Snail Nassariidae Nassarius jacksonianus Mud whelk
Snail Nassariidae Nassarius leptospirus
Snail Nassariidae Nassarius livescens
Snail Nassariidae Nassarius nodifer
Snail Nassariidae Nassarius olivaceus Olive whelk
Snail Nassariidae Nassarius pullus Black whelk
Snail Nassariidae Nassarius siquijorensis
Snail Naticidae Mammilla melanostoma
Snail Neritidae Nerita balteata Lined nerite
Snail Neritidae Nerita squamulata Scaled nerite
Snail Neritidae Nerita undulata
Snail Neritidae Neritina parallela
Snail Neritidae Neritina violacea Red-mouth nerite
Snail Pachychilidae Faunus ater
Snail Potamididae Cerithidea charbonnieri
Snail Potamididae Cerithidea cingulata Girdled horn snail
Snail Potamididae Cerithidea djadjariensis
Snail Potamididae Cerithidea obtusa Red chut-chut
Snail Potamididae Cerithidea rhizophorarum
Snail Potamididae Telescopium telescopium
Snail Potamididae Terebralia sulcata Belitong
Snail Pseudomelatomidae Inquisitor vulpionis
Snail Pyramidellidae Otopleura nodicinta
Snail Pyramidellidae Morrisonietta acicula
Snail Thiaridae Melanoides tuberculata
Snail Thiaridae Tarebia granifera
Snail Thiaridae Thiara riqueti
Snail Trochidae Clanculus denticulatus
Snail Viviparidae Taia polyzonata

The "Singapore Pelagics" have also surveyed the seabird diversity over Singapore's waters. The table below lists the seabird species that they have recorded during their surveys.

Group Family Genus Species Common Name
Seabird Hydrobatidae Oceanodroma monorhis Swinhoe's Storm-petrel
Seabird Procellariidae Puffinus tenuirostris Short-tailed Shearwater
Seabird Fregatidae Fregata ariel Lesser Frigatebird
Seabird Laridae Sterna bergii Great Crested Tern
Seabird Laridae Sterna bengalensis Lesser Crested Tern
Seabird Laridae Chlidonias leucopterus White-winged Tern
Seabird Laridae Sterna sumatrana Black-naped Tern
Seabird Laridae Sterna hirundo Common Tern
Seabird Laridae Sterna albifrons Little Tern
Seabird Laridae Sterna aleutica Aleutian Tern
Seabird Laridae Sterna anaethetus Bridled Tern
Seabird Stercorariidae Stercorarius parasiticus Parasitic Jaeger
Seabird Stercorariidae Stercorarius pomarinus Pomarine Jaeger
Seabird Stercorariidae Stercorarius longicaudus Long-tailed Jaeger