Scientific Name
Photopectoralis bindus
Photopectoralis bindus黃斑光胸鰏
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1835) Depth 10 - 100M
Chinese 黃斑光胸鰏 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰏科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F366 Leiognathidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黃斑光胸鰏 
Max Length 11 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 碗米仔、金錢仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality Vizagapatam, India 
Synonyms Equula bindus, Leiognathus bindus, Leiognathus virgatus, Leiognatus bindus   
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 ASIZP0057299. ASIZP0057565. ASIZP0057686. ASIZP0058713. ASIZP0059288. ASIZP0059496. ASIZP0059840. ASIZP0060529. ASIZP0061693. ASIZP0061951. ASIZP0061964. ASIZP0062323. ASIZP0062324. ASIZP0066612. ASIZP0074788. ASIZP0700082. ASIZP0801770. ASIZP0900141. ASIZP0900374. ASIZP0900381. ASIZP0900426. ASIZP0900438. ASIZP0911770. ASIZP0916915. FRIP00600. FRIP03170. FRIP21022. NMMBP00106. NMMBP00949. NMMBP01306. NMMBP02104. NMMBP02626. NMMBP02702. NMMBP03586. NMMBP03622. NMMBP03804. NMMBP03809. ...List all 59 records... 
Common Name Orangefin slipmouth; Orange ponyfish; Orangetipped ponyfish; Orangefin ponyfish; Orange-tipped ponyfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body deep and strongly compressed, its depth 1.8 to 1.9 times in standard length; ventral profile at least as equally convex as dorsal profile, in larger specimens even more strongly convex. Mouth pointing forward to slightly downward when protracted; single row of uniform conical teeth in each jaw. Head scaleless, but conspicuous scales present on breast. Body silvery, with short dark vermiculations on back; tip of snout, head, and ventral half of body with grey dots which tend to be arranged in rows midlaterally; spinous part of dorsal fin black at 1/2 height, above which the membrane between second and fifth spines bears a bright orange blotch which turns yellow on preservation in formalin; soft dorsal-fin margin grey; faint yellow on distal part of membrane of spinous anal fin; pectoral, pelvic, and caudal fins colourless.
habitats Found over muddy sand bottoms of coastal inshore waters. Often enters estuaries. Forms schools. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea (Port Sudan), Persian Gulf, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh; north to Japan; south to the Arafura Sea and Australia. Also reported from New Caledonia. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility Larger specimens marketed fresh or dried-salted but most of the catch made into fishmeal or discarded.