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Family: Leiognathidae Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes



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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Aurigequula fasciata (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Aurigequula fasciata
[Striped ponyfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Equulites absconditus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Equulites aethopos
[Red Sea elongate ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Equulites elongatus (Günther, 1874)

Photo by Photo by Wiadnya, D.G.R.
 
Equulites elongatus
[Elongate ponyfish]



Red Sea and Mediterranean
Max. Length 13.4 cm SL
Equulites klunzingeri (Steindachner, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Marine Science and Fisheries Centre, Muscat
 
Equulites klunzingeri
[Klunzinger's ponyfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12.8 cm SL
Equulites laterofenestra (Sparks & Chakrabarty, 2007)

Photo by Photo by Wiadnya, D.G.R.
 
Equulites laterofenestra
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Equulites leuciscus (Günther, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Equulites leuciscus
[Whipfin ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Equulites lineolatus (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan
 
Equulites lineolatus
[Ornate ponyfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Equulites oblongus (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Equulites oblongus
[Oblong ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Equulites popei (Whitley, 1932)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Equulites popei
[Pope's ponyfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm FL
Equulites rivulatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Equulites rivulatus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL
Eubleekeria jonesi (James, 1971)

Photo by Photo by Wiadnya, D.G.R.
 
Eubleekeria jonesi
[Jones’ pony fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Eubleekeria kupanensis
[Kupang pony fish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Eubleekeria rapsoni (Munro, 1964)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Eubleekeria rapsoni
[Rapson's ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Eubleekeria splendens (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Eubleekeria splendens
[Splendid ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Gazza achlamys Jordan & Starks, 1917

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gazza achlamys
[Smalltoothed ponyfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.6 cm SL

 
Gazza dentex
[Ovoid toothpony]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm FL
Gazza minuta (Bloch, 1795)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Gazza minuta
[Toothpony]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.6 cm SL

 
Gazza rhombea
[Rhomboid toothpony]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Gazza squamiventralis
[Scaled belly toothpony]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Karalla daura (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Karalla daura
[Goldstripe ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Karalla dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Karalla dussumieri
[Dussumier's ponyfish]



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]
No picture found


 
Leiognathus parviceps
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.3 cm SL

 
Leiognathus robustus
[]
No picture found


 
Leiognathus striatus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Nuchequula blochii (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Nuchequula blochii
[Twoblotch ponyfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL
Nuchequula flavaxilla Kimura, Kimura & Ikejima, 2008

Photo by Photo by Wiadnya, D.G.R.
 
Nuchequula flavaxilla
[Yellowspotted ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Nuchequula gerreoides (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Nuchequula gerreoides
[Decorated ponyfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Nuchequula glenysae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Nuchequula longicornis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.1 cm SL

 
Nuchequula mannusella
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Nuchequula nuchalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Nuchequula nuchalis
[Spotnape ponyfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Photolateralis antongil
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 11.2 cm FL
Photolateralis moretoniensis (Ogilby, 1912)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Photolateralis moretoniensis
[Moreton Bay ponyfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Photolateralis polyfenestrus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Photolateralis stercorarius (Evermann & Seale, 1907)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Photolateralis stercorarius
[Oblong slipmouth]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Photopectoralis aureus (Abe & Haneda, 1972)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Photopectoralis aureus
[Golden ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Photopectoralis bindus (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Photopectoralis bindus
[Orangefin ponyfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Photopectoralis hataii
[Hatai's ponyfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Photopectoralis panayensis
[Panay ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9.1 cm TL
Secutor hanedai Mochizuki & Hayashi, 1989

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Secutor hanedai
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL
Secutor indicius Monkolprasit, 1973

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Secutor indicius
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL
Secutor insidiator (Bloch, 1787)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Secutor insidiator
[Pugnose ponyfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Secutor interruptus (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Muchlisin, Z.A.
 
Secutor interruptus
[Pig-nosed pony-fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.9 cm SL

 
Secutor mazavasaoka
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Secutor megalolepis Mochizuki & Hayashi, 1989

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Secutor megalolepis
[Bigscale ponyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Secutor ruconius (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Secutor ruconius
[Deep pugnose ponyfish]



51 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aurigequula fasciata Striped ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 21 TL 1803
Equulites absconditus Northwest Pacific 9.8 SL 2010
Equulites aethopos Red Sea elongate ponyfish Western Indian Ocean 7.2 SL 2017
Equulites elongatus Elongate ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 8.1 SL 1874
Equulites klunzingeri Klunzinger's ponyfish Red Sea and Mediterranean 13.4 SL 1898
Equulites laterofenestra Western Pacific 12.8 SL 2007
Equulites leuciscus Whipfin ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1860
Equulites lineolatus Ornate ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1835
Equulites oblongus Oblong ponyfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1835
Equulites popei Pope's ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 12 TL 1932
Equulites rivulatus Western Pacific 10 FL 1845
Eubleekeria jonesi Jones’ pony fish Indo-West Pacific 13.9 SL 1971
Eubleekeria kupanensis Kupang pony fish Western Pacific 8 SL 2005
Eubleekeria rapsoni Rapson's ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 6.7 SL 1964
Eubleekeria splendens Splendid ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 17 TL 1829
Gazza achlamys Smalltoothed ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 17 TL 1917
Gazza dentex Ovoid toothpony Indo-Pacific 11.6 SL 1835
Gazza minuta Toothpony Indo-Pacific 21 FL 1795
Gazza rhombea Rhomboid toothpony Indo-West Pacific 17.6 SL 2000
Gazza squamiventralis Scaled belly toothpony Western Indian Ocean 9.6 SL 2001
Karalla daura Goldstripe ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1829
Karalla dussumieri Dussumier's ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1835
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
Nuchequula blochii Twoblotch ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL 1835
Nuchequula flavaxilla Yellowspotted ponyfish Western Central Pacific 10.9 SL 2008
Nuchequula gerreoides Decorated ponyfish Indo-West Pacific. 12.5 SL 1851
Nuchequula glenysae Western Pacific 7.3 SL 2008
Nuchequula longicornis Western Pacific 7.9 SL 2008
Nuchequula mannusella Northwest Pacific 10.1 SL 2007
Nuchequula nuchalis Spotnape ponyfish Northwest Pacific 25 TL 1845
Photolateralis antongil Western Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 2006
Photolateralis moretoniensis Moreton Bay ponyfish Western Pacific 11.2 FL 1912
Photolateralis polyfenestrus Western Indian Ocean 6.7 SL 2019
Photolateralis stercorarius Oblong slipmouth Indo-West Pacific 10.2 SL 1907
Photopectoralis aureus Golden ponyfish Western Pacific 10 TL 1972
Photopectoralis bindus Orangefin ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 11 TL 1835
Photopectoralis hataii Hatai's ponyfish Western Central Pacific 4.8 SL 1972
Photopectoralis panayensis Panay ponyfish Western Central Pacific 8.3 SL 2003
Secutor hanedai Indo-West Pacific 9.1 TL 1989
Secutor indicius Western Pacific 8.8 SL 1973
Secutor insidiator Pugnose ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 11.3 SL 1787
Secutor interruptus Pig-nosed pony-fish Indo-Pacific 6.4 SL 1835
Secutor mazavasaoka Indian Ocean 10.9 SL 2011
Secutor megalolepis Bigscale ponyfish Western Pacific 7.5 TL 1989
Secutor ruconius Deep pugnose ponyfish Indo-West Pacific 8 TL 1822



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