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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Leiognathidae Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes

Genus: Leiognathus

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Leiognathus berbis (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Leiognathus berbis
[Berber ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL
Leiognathus brevirostris (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Leiognathus brevirostris
[Shortnose ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Leiognathus equulus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Leiognathus equulus
[Common ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Leiognathus longispinis (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Leiognathus longispinis
[Longspine ponyfish]
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Leiognathus parviceps
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Max. Length 18.3 cm SL

 
Leiognathus robustus
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Leiognathus striatus
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7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Leiognathus berbis Berber ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 11 TL 1835
Leiognathus brevirostris Shortnose ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 13.5 TL 1835
Leiognathus equulus Common ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 28 TL 1775
Leiognathus longispinis Longspine ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 16 TL 1835
Leiognathus parviceps Indo-West Pacific 1835
Leiognathus robustus Western Paciific 18.3 SL 2004
Leiognathus striatus Western Indian Ocean 1991



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