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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Like all species in the genus Leiognathusthe Common Ponyfish can extend its mouth into a downward pointing tube. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Sign our Guest Book.
Compiled distribution map provided by [data resource not known]. Adults are coastal inhabitants found on soft bottoms, usually between depths of meters. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous; depth range 10 – m Ref. Habitat It occurs in estuarine and coastal waters.
Equulys The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle.
Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific in estuarine and coastal waters.
Found in river mouths and muddy inshore areas Ref. Western Indian Ocean Fishing Area Biodiversity Heritage Library Trove. Introduction It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific in estuarine and coastal waters. Marketed fresh or dried Ref. Juveniles are commonly found in mangrove estuaries and tidal creeks, sometimes entering the lower reaches of qeuulus streams Ref.
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Leiognathus equulus : Common Ponyfish | Atlas of Living Australia
Home Australia’s Species Leiognathus equulus: Classification codes under the Nature Conservation Act The anal fin is yellowish. Occurrence records map 0 records. Adults move in schools. Ozcam map of Common Ponyfish specimens in the Australian Museums. Important food fish in the tropics Ref. Distribution It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific. Leiognatgus of Living Australia. The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums.
In Australia it is known from off equulu Western Australia, around the tropical north and south to southern Queensland.
Active by day Ref. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Log in My profile View profile Account settings Log in. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia.
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Trawled Fishes of southern Indonesia and north-western Australia. View list of all occurrence records for this taxon 0 records View map of all occurrence records for this taxon 0 records. Name references found in Trove – NLA.
The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle. It occurs in estuarine and coastal waters. Leiognathus equulus inferred accepted.
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