Scientific Name
Equulites elongatus
Equulites elongatus長身馬鰏
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1874) Depth 20 - 100M
Chinese 長身馬鰏 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰏科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F366 Leiognathidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 長身馬鰏 
Max Length 12 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 金錢仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality North Celebes 
Synonyms Equula elongata, Leiognathus elongatus, Leiognathus elongatus, Leiognathus elongus, Leiognathus popei, Macilentichthys elongatus, Macilentichthys popei, Photoplagios elongatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  Günther, A. 1874 朱元鼎 編 1984 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0059419. ASIZP0061892. ASIZP0062325. ASIZP0065687. ASIZP0065688. ASIZP0066197. ASIZP0066200. ASIZP0066602. ASIZP0074789. ASIZP0801427. ASIZP0801428. ASIZP0801429. ASIZP0900276. ASIZP0911427. ASIZP0911428. ASIZP0911429.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Slender ponyfish; Longface emperor; Elongate slimy 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body slender, 3.3-4.1 in SL, slightly compressed; head length equal to or slightly longer than body depth. Head naked, but cheek and breast covered with small scales; nuchal spine present, mouth pointing downward when protracted. Body silvery; back with irregular green and dark marbling. Front of dorsal fin with. a horizontal yellow band, most of margin of hind part orange; pectoral axil with minute dark dots or dusky, covered by fin; anal fin between 2nd and 3rd spines yellow, as also margin of anterior part of fin. Males have bluish longitudinal stripes on belly.
habitats Inhabits shallow waters, usually in schools near the bottom. Feeds mainly on small crustaceans, polychaetes and algae. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from east coast of Africa and off southwest India; eastwards to the Philippines; north to Japan; south to Australia. It is common in waters around Taiwan, especially in western part. 
Utility Marketed mostly fresh; also used fog fish meal and duck food.