Leiognathus jonesi [Status Unaccepted]   James,  1971 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Government of India

Color: Body silvery, with close-set, brownish zigzag lines on back; snout tip dusky; a black blotch on upper half of spinous dorsal fin.

Body compressed and rather deep, its depth 1.7 to 2.0 times in standard length; dorsal profile of body slightly more convex than ventral profile. Mouth small, pointing downwards when protracted; cleft of mouth below lower edge of eye; mandibular profile almost straight or slightly concave. Preoperculum with an obtuse angle, its lower limb finely serrate but its ridge smooth. Teeth small, in a single row in both jaws. Dorsal fin with 8 spines and 16 soft rays, the spines rather weak. Anal fin with 3 spines and 14 soft rays. Pelvic fins not reaching to anal fin. Scales small on body and breast, head naked.

Synonym (s)
Leiognathus jonesi Talwar and Kacker, 1984
Leiognathus jonesia James, 1971
Leiognathus jonesi James, 1971
Equula dussumieri Valenciennes, 1835

Common Name (s)
• Jones Ponyfish (English)
• Karal (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy, Coastal


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2003)
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
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