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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Acanthuriformes
Family: Leiognathidae Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes
Subfamily: Gazzinae
Genus: Equulites

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Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Equulites absconditus
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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
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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)

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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
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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