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  Nandus nebulosus (Gray, 1833)
  Family Name : Nandidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Fish)

  Common Names : Sunda Leaf Fish

 
Sunda Leaf Fish
  • Description
    • Description :
      Oval-shaped and laterally compressed. Body brown, heavily mottled with black. Hind part of dorsal fin, anal fin, pectoral fins and tail fin translucent. Mouth very wide, its corners reaching to beneath hind margin of eye.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Slow-flowing, well shaded forest streams. This fish is solitary and with its cryptic colouration, bears a strong resemblance to a piece of dead leaf. With this camouflage, it is able to sneak up to small fishes and prawns upon which it preys.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Freshwater
      Distribution :
      In Singapore, found in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Distributed in the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
      Nature Reserves :
      Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat degradation and illegal collection.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      The species is sometimes encountered in the aquarium trade.
      Conservation Notes :
      Continued protection of its natural habitat in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve from human impacts.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Rare
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Critically Endangered (CR)
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 

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