Scientific Name
Leiognathus berbis  
Leiognathus berbis細紋鰏
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1835) Depth 1 - 40M
Chinese 細紋鰏 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰏科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F366 Leiognathidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 細紋鰏 
Max Length 11 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 金錢仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Red Sea 
Synonyms Equula berbis, Leiognathus oblongus, Scomber equula minimus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1835 朱元鼎 編 1984 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0058984. ASIZP0059087. ASIZP0059841. ASIZP0060107. ASIZP0060463. ASIZP0063368. ASIZP0065212. ASIZP0065685. ASIZP0074797. ASIZP0080338. ASIZP0700032. ASIZP0801114. ASIZP0911114. FRIP00601. FRIP00604. NMMBP01899. NMMBP05271. NMMBP05517. NMMBP06099. NMMSTP01538. NMNSF00181. NMNSF00457. NMNSF00485. NMNSF00892. NMNSF00948. NMNSF00981. NMNSF01251. NTMP0180. NTMP0252. NTMP0446. NTMP0972. NTUM04104. NTUM05694. NTUM05695. NTUM05696. NTUM05697. NTUM05698. ...List all 40 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Scrawled ponyfish; Yellowfin ponyfish; Berber ponyfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate and compressed, its depth 2.3 to 2.8 times in standard length; dorsal and ventral profiles about equally convex, but a more or less distinct notch present at nape. Mouth pointing downward when protracted; teeth arranged in villiform bands, though these may contract to a single row laterally in young specimens. Dorsal-fin spines slender, the second equal to or, in adults, slightly longer than 1/2 height of body. Head scaleless, but scales present on breast. Belly silvery; back greenish to brownish with light grey, crowded, irregular vermiculations extending on sides to slightly below lateral line, where lines become serially arranged and angle forward; snout and underside of pectoral-fin base dotted black; dorsal, anal, pectoral, and pelvic fins colourless.
habitats Inhabits inshore coastal waters. Feeds on small crustaceans and bivalves. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, off Zanzibar, along the Indian coasts and off Sri Lanka. Elsewhere, eastern Indian Ocean and southeast Asia. It is found in southwestern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Larger specimens marketed fresh or dried-salted but most of the catch made into fishmeal or discarded.