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Family: Leiognathidae Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes



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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 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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