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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Summary page Point data Common names Photos. In Australia it is known from off north-western Western Australia, around the leioynathus north and south to southern Queensland. Adults move in schools. Compiled distribution map provided by [data resource not known]. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. Home Australia’s Species Leiognathus equulus: Atlas of Living Australia.
View list of all occurrence records for this taxon 0 records View map of all occurrence records for this taxon 0 records. Main reference Leikgnathus your references References Coordinator: Name references found in Trove – NLA. Low vulnerability 16 of Occurrence records map 0 records. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous; depth range 10 – m Ref.
Leiognathus equulus : Common Ponyfish | Atlas of Living Australia
It is also known from muddy river mouths and sometimes ascends into freshwaters. It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific in estuarine and coastal waters. Like all species in the genus Leiognathusthe Common Ponyfish can extend its mouth into a downward pointing tube. Trawled Fishes of southern Indonesia and north-western Australia. Leiofnathus are coastal inhabitants found on soft bottoms, usually between depths of meters.
Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. View interactive map View equuuls. Search website Submit Search. Identification The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle. Ozcam map of Common Ponyfish specimens in the Australian Museums. Frequently ascend into freshwater reaches of rivers Ref. The anal fin is yellowish.
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The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle. Distribution It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific.
Dquulus in river mouths and muddy inshore areas Ref. Native range Year Biodiversity Heritage Library Trove. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Introduction It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific in estuarine and coastal waters. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.
Important food fish in the tropics Ref. It occurs in estuarine and coastal waters. Compiled distribution map Compiled distribution map provided esuulus [data resource not known].
Log in My profile View profile Account settings Log in. It has faint bars on the back and sometimes a dark blotch on the forehead. Leiognathus equulus inferred accepted.
Western Indian Ocean Fishing Area Marketed fresh or dried Ref. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Feed on polychaetes, small crustaceans, small fishes Ref.
Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. If you have images for this taxon that you would like to share with Atlas of Living Australia, please upload using the upload tools. Classification codes under the Nature Conservation Act Juveniles are commonly found in mangrove estuaries and tidal creeks, sometimes entering the lower reaches of freshwater streams Ref. Habitat It occurs in estuarine and coastal waters. 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.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums.
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