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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In Australia it is known from off north-western Western Australia, around the tropical north and south to southern Queensland.
Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean Fishing Leiovnathus Frequently ascend into freshwater reaches of rivers Ref.
The anal fin is yellowish. If you have images for this taxon that you would like to share with Atlas of Living Australia, please upload using the upload tools.
Atlas of Living Australia. Sign our Guest Book. Low vulnerability 16 of It occurs in estuarine and coastal waters. Found in river mouths and muddy inshore areas Ref. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: View interactive map View records.
Charts showing breakdown of occurrence records 0 records. Name references found in Trove – NLA.
Adults are coastal inhabitants found on soft bottoms, usually between depths of meters. Important food fish in the tropics Ref.
Home Australia’s Species Leiognathus equulus: Compiled distribution map provided by [data resource not known]. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous; depth range 10 – m Ref. Feed leiognathua polychaetes, small crustaceans, small fishes 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.
Trawled Fishes of southern Indonesia and north-western Australia. Juveniles are commonly found in mangrove estuaries and tidal creeks, sometimes entering the lower reaches of freshwater streams Ref. The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums.
Introduction It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific in estuarine and coastal waters. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.
Compiled distribution map Compiled distribution map provided by [data resource not known]. It is also known from muddy leognathus mouths and sometimes ascends into freshwaters. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Search website Submit Search. Habitat It occurs in estuarine and coastal waters.
Classification codes under the Nature Conservation Act Like all species in the genus Leiognathusthe Common Ponyfish can extend its mouth into a downward pointing tube. It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific in estuarine and eqiulus waters. Occurrence records map 0 records. It has faint bars on the back and sometimes a dark blotch on the forehead. Leiognathus equulus inferred accepted.
WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Leiognathus equulus (Forsskål, )
Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Identification The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle. Marketed fresh or dried Ref.
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Ozcam map of Common Ponyfish specimens in the Australian Museums. Adults move in schools.