Equulites lineolatus (Valenciennes, 1835)
Ornate ponyfish
Equulites lineolatus
photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan

Family:  Leiognathidae (Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes), subfamily: Gazzinae
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 20 - 50 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Durban, South Africa (Ref. 11228), Madagascar and Pakistan to the Philippines, north to southern Japan (Ref. 559), south to northeast Australia.
Biology:  Found in coastal waters. Stays near the substrate and feeds on fish, crustaceans, chaetognaths, nematodes, bivalves, and gastropods (Ref. 5213).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Also Ref. 4537.

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 25.07.91
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.07.19
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 26.06.13

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