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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Leiognathus equulus

Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Distribution It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific. Occurrence records map 0 records. View interactive map View records.

Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Habitat It occurs in estuarine and coastal waters. Charts showing breakdown of occurrence records 0 records.

Leiognathus equulus – Wikispecies

Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. 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. It has faint bars on the back and sometimes a dark blotch on the forehead.


Marketed fresh or dried Ref. Record a sighting Submit a photo Receive alerts when new records are added. 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: Biodiversity Heritage Library Trove.

Home Australia’s Species Leiognathus equulus: Native range Year Compiled distribution map provided by equuluus resource not known]. The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle.

Frequently ascend into freshwater reaches of rivers Ref. Leiognathus equulus inferred accepted.

Leiognathus equulus

Adults move in schools. If you have images for this leiognathuz that you would like to share with Atlas of Living Australia, please upload using the upload tools.

Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. The anal fin is yellowish. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous; depth range 10 – m Ref. Search website Submit Search. Trawled Fishes of southern Indonesia and north-western Australia. Ozcam map of Common Ponyfish specimens in the Australian Museums.


Sign our Guest Book. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Important food fish in the tropics Ref. It occurs in estuarine and coastal waters. Log in My profile View profile Account settings Log in.

Found in river mouths and muddy inshore areas Ref. Compiled distribution map Compiled distribution map provided by [data resource not known]. Feed on polychaetes, small crustaceans, small fishes Ref. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes.

Atlas of Living Australia. Adults are coastal inhabitants found on soft bottoms, usually between depths of meters.

Active by day Ref. Introduction It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific in estuarine and coastal waters. Western Indian Ocean Fishing Area Identification The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle.

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