Leiognathus elongatus   (Gunther,  1874) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Leiognathidae

Description
Size: 12 cm.

Color: Upper half of the body greenish, irregularly marbled with darker, two brown spots at the root of the caudal. Lower half silvery.

The height of the body is nearly one fifth of the total (without caudal), the length of the head one fourth. Eye nearly as long as the snout and as the postorbital part of the head. A minute spine above the anterior margin of the orbital, praeopercular margins not serrated. Caudal fin deeply emarginate.


Synonym (s)
Leiognathus stercorarius (Evermann & Seale, 1907)
Equula elongata Gunther, 1874
Equula elongata Meyer, 1885
Leiognathus elongatus Smith and Pope, 1906

Common Name (s)
• Slender Ponyfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Marketed fresh or dried, also used to be fish meal for duck and chicken food)

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic
Prey:  Small crustaceans, polychaetes and algae

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Andaman and Nicobar Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
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  • Tun, MT (2001) Marine fishes of Myanmar (pelagic and demersal) U Than Tun, Director-General, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Myanmar 276 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1931) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 6 448 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf
  • Sujatha, K (1995) Finfish constituents of trawl by-catch off Visakhapatnam Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 32(1) 56-60 Available at - NIO, Goa
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