Native

Leiognathus equulus

Common Slipmouth
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List
ver 3.1, 2017
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Taxonomy

  • Kingdom
  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    equulus (Forsskål, 1775)
  • Common Name
  • Residential
    Native
The taxanomic status is pending for approval

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Adult

Description

This species is known as Common Ponyfish and it has extremely deep, compressed and hump-back shaped body; mouth protruding downwards; small slender teeth on both jaws; cheek, breast and belly completely naked; second dorsal- and anal-fin spines slightly elongated, but not filamentous. Its body is blue-grayish silver dorsally and brilliant silvery white ventrally and dorsolateral body with 17-22 narrow dark vertical lines. It inhabits shallow coastal areas, usually entering into estuaries and feeds on polychaetes, small crustaceans and small fishes.

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Marine Intertidal → Mangrove Submerged Roots
Suitable Unknown
2
Marine Neritic → Estuaries
Suitable Unknown
3
Marine Neritic → Pelagic
Suitable Unknown
4
Marine Neritic → Subtidal Muddy
Suitable Unknown
5
Marine Neritic → Subtidal Sandy-Mud
Suitable Unknown
6
Wetlands → Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]
Suitable Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Structure

Body
2D Shape
Compressiform
Caudal Fin
Type
Forked

Specimen

Collection Center Total
137

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Fishes
  • Reptiles
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Living Modified Organism (LMO)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Annie Christianus (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes
  • Agricultural
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Water
  • PM
  • SBH
Aziz Bin Arshad (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes (Taxonomy)
  • Crustaceans (Taxonomy)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Crustaceans (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
Charles Leh Moi Ung (Dr.)
Sarawak Museum Department (JMS)
  • Fishes
  • Turtles
  • Crustaceans
  • Biodiversity
  • Science
  • SWK
Chong Ving Ching (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Fishes
  • Agricultural
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Environment
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
Jeffrine Rovie Ryan Japning (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Monkeys
  • Fishes
  • Mammals
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • Technology
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Kaviarasu Munian (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • PM
Kayal Vizi Karuppannan (Mrs.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Elephants
  • Fishes
  • Mammals
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • PM
Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Science
  • PM
Seah Ying Giat (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Fishes (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Siti Azizah Mohd Nor (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Crustaceans
  • Fishes
  • Molluscs
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Siti Tafzilmeriam Sheikh Abdul Kadir (Mrs.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Science
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Water
Zarul Hazrin Hashim (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Protected Areas
  • Water
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
  • SWK
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Seah, Y.G., Mazlan, A.G. & Gires, U. (2018). Molecular Phylogeny Of Leiognathidae In The Waters Of Perhentian Islands, Terengganu, Malaysia. Marine Research in Indonesia 43 (2): pp. 139–144
  2. Seah, Y.G., Mazlan, A.G. & Gires, U. (2008). Phylogeny of Ponyfishes from Coastal Waters of the South China Sea. Journal of Applied Biological Sciences 2 (3): pp. 125-132
Book
  1. Chin, P.K. (1998). Marine Food Fishes and Fisheries of Sabah. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. pp. 280.
  2. Sasekumar, A. & Chong, V.C. (2012). Mangrove and Coastal Environment of Selangor, Malaysia. Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. pp. 290.
  3. Kamarruddin, I., Mohamed, C.A.R., Kee Alfian, B.A.A., Fitra, A.Z., Lee, J.N. & Rozaimi, M.J. (2011). Malaysia's Marine Biodiversity: Inventory and Current Status. Department of Marine Park Malaysia and Marine Ecosystem Research Centre (EKOMAR), Malaysia. pp. 212.
  4. Yusri, A., Hamdan, J. & Abdul Rahman, A.M. (2010). Ikan Laut Malaysia: Glosari Nama Sahih Spesis Ikan . Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 290.
  5. Ambak, M.A., Mansor, M.I., Zakaria, M.Z. & Mazlan, A.G. (2010). Fishes of Malaysia. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. pp. 334.
  6. Kimura, S., Satapoomin,, U. & Matsuura, K (2009). Fishes of Andaman Sea : West Coast of Southern Thailand. National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan. pp. 346.
  7. Yoshida, T, Motomura, H, Musikasinthorn, P & Matsuura,, K (2013). Fishes of Northern Gulf of Thailand, Volume 8. National Museum of Nature and Science,Tsukuba. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature,Kyoto. Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima., Japan. pp. 239.
  8. Matsunuma, M., Motomura, H., Matsuura, K., Shazili, N.A.M. & Ambak, M.A. (2011). Fishes of Terengganu: East Coast of Malay Peninsula, Malaysia. National Museum of Nature and Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and Kagoshima Universiti Museum, Malaysia. pp. ix+251.
  9. Yean Pong, Lui, Phaik Ean, Chee & Yeap, T.S. (1994). Major Commercial Marine Fishes of Malaysia. Department of Fisheries Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 113.
Checklist
  1. Check List of Marine Fishes of the Southeast Asian Region (1996)
Online
  1. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved November 30, 2016, from http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. Marine Fishes Identification, Department of Fisheries Malaysia. Department of Fisheries Malaysia. Retrieved May 24, 2017, from http://www.dof.gov.my/
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Retrieved February 07, 2017, from http://www.marinespecies.org
Report
  1. Zulfigar, Y., Shahima, A.H. & Md Nizam, I. (2013). Marine Biodiversity Expedition Report 2012: Northern Straits of Malacca-Payar and Songsong Island Archipelago. Department of Marine Park Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Ms. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mrs. Azwarina Binti Mohd Azmi Ramasamy, Ms. Heng Pooi San, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Mrs. Noratikah Binti Ab. Manaf, Ms. Nur Razan Faiqah Binti Zahili, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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