Morphological description: Body is deeply compressed. Dorsal profile of the body is strongly arched, distinctly more convex then its ventral profile. Mouth is small with thick lip. Spines of dorsal fins are moderately strong. Pelvic is near the anal. Scales are very small and cycloid.
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Identification The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle. Charts showing breakdown of occurrence records 0 records.
Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Distribution It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific. 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.
Common Ponyfish, Leiognathus equulus Forsskal, — The Australian Museum It is also known from muddy river mouths and sometimes ascends into freshwaters. Important food fish in the tropics Ref. Leiognathus equulus inferred accepted. Compiled distribution map provided by [data resource not known]. FAO species identification sheets for leiognatgus purposes. The anal fin is yellowish.
The Common Ponyfish is silvery with a brown saddle on the caudal peduncle. Occurrence records map 0 records. Sign our Guest Book. Low vulnerability 16 of Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous; depth range 10 — m Ref. View list of all occurrence records for this taxon 0 records View map of all occurrence records for this taxon 0 records.
Feed on polychaetes, small crustaceans, small fishes Ref. Atlas of Living Australia. Like all species in the genus Leiognathusequuluw Common Ponyfish can extend its mouth into a downward pointing tube. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3. Adults are coastal inhabitants found on soft bottoms, usually between depths of meters. Ozcam map of Common Ponyfish specimens in the Australian Museums. Frequently ascend into freshwater reaches of rivers Ref. Human uses 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 leiognafhus coastal waters. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Introduction It occurs in the Indo-West Pacific 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.
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