Sijie sacrificing his nasal sanity to give an idea of the size of this dead fish by the rocky shore near the jetty at Ubin. One reader thought it's a snook, but apparently snooks are neotropical, so I am ruling that out. The fish's original colours have already faded but the body shape plus the position of the dorsal and anal fins suggest that this might be a cobia (Rachycentron canadum). This specimen looks like an adult and the species is known to occur in local waters, although some time ago, the authorities were reported to be aquaculturing them. A solitary and swift predator, the cobia is the sole member of the family Rachycentridae and based on larval characteristics is thought to be closely related to the dolphinfishes (Coryphaenidae). Juvenile specimens also bear a striking resemblance to remoras.