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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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It occurs in estuarine and coastal waters. Leiognathus equulus inferred accepted. Charts showing breakdown of occurrence records 0 records. In Australia it is known from off north-western Western Australia, around the tropical north and south to southern Queensland. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous; depth range 10 – m Ref.

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Like all species in the genus Leiognathusthe Common Ponyfish can extend its mouth into a downward pointing tube. Sign our Guest Book.

Low vulnerability 16 of The map leoognathus shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums.

Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Identification The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle.

Home Australia’s Species Leiognathus equulus: Marketed fresh or dried Ref.

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Leiognathus equulus

Adults are coastal inhabitants found on soft bottoms, usually between depths of meters. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. No images 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.

Frequently ascend into freshwater reaches of rivers Ref. FAO species leognathus sheets for fishery purposes. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: If you have images for this taxon that you would like to share with Atlas of Living Australia, please upload leiognaathus the upload tools.

Name references found in Trove – NLA. Distribution It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific. Native range Year Log in My profile View profile Account settings Log in. Western Indian Ocean Fishing Area This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.

The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle.

Ozcam map of Common Ponyfish specimens in the Australian Museums. It has faint bars on the back and sometimes a dark blotch on the forehead. Occurrence records map 0 records. 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.

Compiled distribution map provided by [data resource not known]. Introduction It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific in estuarine and coastal waters. Estimates of some properties based on models Lsiognathus temperature Ref.

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It is also known leiognathux muddy river mouths and sometimes ascends into freshwaters. Search website Submit Search. Juveniles are commonly found in mangrove estuaries and tidal creeks, sometimes entering the lower reaches leiognatuhs freshwater streams Ref.

Classification codes under the Nature Conservation Act View interactive map View records. Compiled distribution map Compiled distribution map provided by [data resource not known].

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Feed on polychaetes, small crustaceans, small fishes Ref. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Adults move in schools.

It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific in estuarine and coastal waters. The anal fin is yellowish. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Important food fish in the tropics Ref. Record a sighting Submit a photo Receive alerts when new records are added. Habitat It occurs in estuarine and leiognatus waters. Atlas of Living Australia. Active by day Ref. Found in river mouths and muddy inshore areas Ref.