The Malayan Leaf Fish
inhabits shallow forest pools, forest streams, swamps, bogs and larger water
bodies including lakes and reservoirs.
This is a solitary species difficult to locate : its cryptic
patterning, brown and fawn colour and body shape camouflage the fish
effectively amongst leaf detritus, allowing it to snatch unwary prey such as
The species ranges from
Indochina and Thailand through Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore to parts of
Figs 1 and 2 : A 4 cm specimen in the boggy, upper reaches of a shallow forest stream,
Fig 3 : Dorsal view of a 1.5cm juvenile.
Order : Perciformes
Family : NANDIDAE
Species : Nandus nebulosus
Maximum Length : 12 cm
References : F1