Scientific Name
Nuchequula mannusella
Nuchequula mannusella圈頸鰏
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Chakrabarty & Sparks, 2007 Depth 1 - 100M
Chinese 圈頸鰏 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰏科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F366 Leiognathidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 圈項鰏 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 九更仔、金錢仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Malabar, India 
Synonyms Leiognathus brevirostris   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);楊鴻嘉圖鑑 (金)  朱元鼎 編 1984 朱元鼎 編 1985 楊鴻嘉, 楊誠國 1990 楊鴻嘉, 陳良德 1993 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 楊鴻嘉, 陳良德 1995 楊鴻嘉, 張寶仁 1996 
Specimen List ASIZP0059839. ASIZP0065686. ASIZP0066422. ASIZP0066423. ASIZP0066428. ASIZP0066998. ASIZP0700243. ASIZP0801945. ASIZP0801946. ASIZP0801947. ASIZP0911945. ASIZP0911946. ASIZP0911947. NMMBP05635. NMNSF00363. NMNSF00585. NTMP0947. NTUM00720. NTUM05767.  
Common Name Shortnose slipmouth; Shortnose ponyfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oval and compressed. Head naked; nuchal spine present; mouth pointing downward when protracted. 2nd dorsal spine not longer than 1/3 of body depth. Body silvery, with brownish vertical bands on back and a dark saddle on the nape, indistinct when alive; a narrow yellow stripe along lateral line; tip of dorsal fin black with yellow margin; pectoral axil with a yellow spot, partly covered by fin; tip of lower caudal fin lobe yellow. Live or fresh specimens with a golden gleam all over the body.
habitats Lives in shallow waters down to depths of about 40 m, predominantly near the bottom, found in schools. Feeds mainly on diatoms, copepods, Lucifer, nematodes and polychaetes. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: coasts of India and Sri Lanka to China; north to Taiwan, south to Australia. It is found in western and southern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility Marketed mostly fresh; also used for fish meal and duck food.