Leiognathus berbis (Valenciennes, 1835)
Berber ponyfish
Leiognathus berbis
photo by Osmany, H.B.

Family:  Leiognathidae (Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)
Max. size:  11 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 3 - 40 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, off Zanzibar, along the Indian coasts and off Sri Lanka. Elsewhere, eastern Indian Ocean and southeast Asia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits inshore coastal waters (Ref. 47581). Feeds on small crustaceans and bivalves (Ref. 5213). Minimum depth range from Ref. 121815.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 29.03.93
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 04.03.20
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 24.03.94

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