Taxonomic citation. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (). FishBase. Leiognathus equulus (Forsskål, ). Accessed through: World Register of Marine. Common Ponyfish, Leiognathus equulus (Forsskal, ). Scientific name: Leiognathus equulus. Updated: 12/10/ Read time: 2 minutes. A Common Ponyfish, Leiognathus equulus, from a farmer’s market, Metro Manila, Cubao, Philippines. Source: Jeffrey T. Williams / Smithsonian Institution.
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. Like all species in the genus Leiognathusthe Common Ponyfish can extend its mouth into a downward pointing tube.
Equuulus range Year Charts showing breakdown of occurrence records 0 records. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. Name references found in Trove – NLA. Atlas of Living Australia. Biodiversity Heritage Library Trove.
Leiognathus equulus inferred accepted. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous; depth range 10 – m Ref. It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific in estuarine and coastal waters. Habitat It occurs in estuarine and coastal waters. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.
Log in My lejognathus View profile Account settings Log equulks. Occurrence records map 0 records. Ozcam map of Common Ponyfish specimens in the Australian Museums. The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle.
Western Indian Ocean Fishing Area It has faint bars on the back and sometimes a dark blotch on the forehead. In Australia it is known from off north-western Western Australia, around the tropical north and south to southern Queensland.
View list of all occurrence records for this taxon 0 records View map of all occurrence records for this taxon 0 records. Classification codes under the Nature Conservation Act Distribution It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific. Adults are coastal inhabitants found on soft bottoms, usually between depths of meters. Main reference Upload your equuuls References Coordinator: Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim.
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leikgnathus Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Feed on polychaetes, small crustaceans, small fishes Ref. Found in river mouths and muddy inshore areas Ref.
Leiognathus equulus, Common ponyfish : fisheries, aquaculture
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Identification The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle. Sign our Guest Book. Search website Submit Search. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Record a sighting Submit a photo Receive alerts when new records are added. Important food fish in the tropics Ref. Compiled distribution map Compiled distribution map provided by [data resource not known].
Introduction It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific in estuarine and coastal waters. Home Australia’s Species Leiognathus equulus: Marketed fresh or dried Ref.
The anal fin is yellowish. Frequently ascend into freshwater reaches of rivers Ref. Adults move in schools. No eqhulus available for this taxon If you have images for this taxon that you would like to share with Atlas of Living Australia, please upload using the upload tools.
Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Trawled Fishes of southern Indonesia and north-western Australia.
Juveniles are commonly found in mangrove leiognathks and tidal creeks, sometimes entering the lower reaches of freshwater streams Ref. Low vulnerability 16 of Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. It is also known from muddy river mouths and sometimes ascends into freshwaters.