Orinoco Peacock Bass

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Orinoco Peacock Bass (Cichla orinocensis)
Coney Island (Pulau Serangoon), 25th April 2017

This Orinoco Peacock Bass was found dead along the shore of Coney Island. Being a freshwater fish, its presence along the coast was unusual. It is possible that this fish was living in the nearby Serangoon Reservoir, but was unfortunately washed into the sea when the tidal gates were opened. Unable to cope with marine conditions, it would have been killed by prolonged exposure to saltwater, and then subsequently washed up on the beach with the tides.