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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Western Indian Ocean Fishing Area The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle. Summary page Point data Equulsu names Photos. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Entered by Luna, Susan M.

Leiognathus equulus

Important food fish in the tropics Ref. Native range Year Juveniles are commonly found in mangrove estuaries and tidal creeks, sometimes entering the lower reaches of freshwater streams Ref. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Ozcam map of Common Ponyfish specimens in the Australian Museums.


Compiled distribution map Compiled distribution map provided by [data resource not known]. Active by day Ref. Low vulnerability 16 of Compiled distribution map provided by [data resource not known]. Adults move in schools. Frequently ascend into freshwater reaches of rivers Ref. Trawled Fishes of southern Indonesia and north-western Australia. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.

Classification rquulus under the Nature Conservation Act Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous; depth range 10 – m Ref. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. It has faint bars on the back and sometimes a dark blotch on the forehead. Log in My profile View profile Account settings Log in. View interactive map View records. Feed on polychaetes, small crustaceans, small fishes Ref. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.

Common Ponyfish, Leiognathus equulus (Forsskal, ) – The Australian Museum

Marketed fresh or dried Ref. Name references found in Trove – NLA. No images available for this taxon If you have images for this taxon that you would like to share with Leiognatbus of Living Australia, please upload using the upload tools. Record a sighting Submit a photo Receive alerts when new records are added.


Found in river mouths and muddy inshore areas Ref. Adults are coastal inhabitants found on soft bottoms, usually between depths of meters. It occurs lieognathus estuarine and coastal waters. The anal fin is yellowish.

It occurs in the Equuuls Pacific in estuarine and coastal waters. Search website Submit Search. Home Australia’s Species Leiognathus equulus: In Australia it is known from off north-western Western Australia, around the tropical north and south to southern Queensland. Identification The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle.

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Leiognathus equulus – Wikipedia

Atlas of Living Australia. Sign our Guest Book. Introduction It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific in estuarine and coastal waters.