Equulites popei, Pope's ponyfish : fisheries

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Equulites popei (Whitley, 1932)

Pope's ponyfish
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Leiognathidae (Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)
  More on author: Whitley.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; marino demersal; rango de profundidad 20 - 100 m (Ref. 28016).   Tropical; 45°N - 30°S, 30°E - 165°E

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

Indo-West Pacific: east coast of Africa (Mozambique, Oman) and the Red Sea (a Lessepsian migrant, Golani et al, 2011) to the Philippines; north to Japan (including Okinawa), Thailand (Gulf of Thailand); south to Malaysia (Sabah).

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 30573); common length : 8.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 3424)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 8; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 16; Espinas anales 3; Radios blandos anales: 14. This species of the Equulites elongatus group is distinguished by the following set of characters: eye diameter 82-137% postorbital head length; distance from pelvic-fin insertion to center of anus 35-50% of the distance from pelvic-fin insertion to anal-fin origin; scales above lateral line 8-13, below 12-19; dorsolateral body with large dark blotches rarely forming ring marks (0-2) and a few dark spots (0-5) that are smaller than a half of pupil diameter; the tips of neural and hemal spines of fourth preural centrum is less expanding, distal expansion ratios of neural and hemal spines of the fourth preural centrum 2.1-3.9. Colour of the head and ventrolateral body almost uniformly silvery white; snout tip blackish; upper posterior margin of the operculum pale yellow; dorsolateral body silvery brown with scattered dark blotches; pectoral axil dark and pectoral fin pale yellow; black lines along the caudal-fin rays, the posterior margin of caudal fin dark while other fins are colourless (Ref. 120651).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow waters, usually in schools near the bottom. Feeds mainly on small crustaceans, polychaetes and algae (Ref. 30573).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Woodland, David J. | Colaboradores

Suzuki, T. and S. Kimura, 2017. Taxonomic revision of the Equulites elongatus (Günther 1874) species group (Perciformes: Leiognathidae) with the description of a new species. Ichthyol. Res..64(3):[1-14]339-352. (Ref. 120651)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


Human uses

Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial
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Agregación para la puesta
Egg development
Perfil de acuicultura
Frecuencias de alelos
Mass conversion
Stamps, Coins Misc.
Tipo de natación
Superficie branquial


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Fuentes de Internet

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 22.1 - 28.4, mean 27.3 (based on 743 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01698 (0.00903 - 0.03194), b=3.11 (2.94 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.33 se; Based on food items.
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Alto, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo inferior a 15 meses (K=0.80-1.40).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.