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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Adults move in schools. Charts showing breakdown of occurrence records 0 records. Like all species in the genus Leiognathusthe Common Ponyfish can extend its leeiognathus into a downward pointing tube.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Leiognathus equulus (Forsskål, )

Western Indian Ocean Fishing Area Classification codes under the Nature Conservation Act Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Marketed fresh or dried Ref. No leiognathhus 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 leiognahtus upload tools.

View interactive map View records. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Feed on polychaetes, small crustaceans, small fishes Ref. Log in My profile View profile Account settings Log in.


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.

Frequently ascend into freshwater reaches of rivers Ref. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Identification The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle equuluw the caudal peduncle.

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The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Ozcam map of Common Ponyfish specimens in the Australian Museums. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Juveniles are commonly found in mangrove estuaries and tidal creeks, sometimes entering the lower reaches of freshwater streams Ref.

It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific in estuarine and coastal waters. Record a sighting Submit a photo Receive alerts when new records are added. Guide to Sea Fishes of Leiognatuus.

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

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Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous; depth range 10 – m Ref. The anal fin is yellowish. Search website Submit Search. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: It is also known from muddy river mouths and sometimes ascends into freshwaters.


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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.

Home Australia’s Species Leiognathus equulus: Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Occurrence records map 0 records. Important food fish in the tropics Ref. It occurs in estuarine and coastal waters. Compiled distribution map provided by [data resource not known]. Atlas of Living Australia. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3. Introduction It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific euqulus estuarine and coastal waters.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Found in river mouths and muddy inshore areas Ref. Habitat It occurs in estuarine and coastal waters.

Native range Year It has faint bars on the back and sometimes a dark blotch on the forehead.