Scientific Name
Aurigequula fasciatus
Aurigequula fasciatus條紋金鰏
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lacepède, 1803) Depth 1 - 50M
Chinese 條紋金鰏 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰏科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F366 Leiognathidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 長棘鰏 
Max Length 21 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 金錢仔、兵葉仔(澎湖)、方葉仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、Lagoon、
Holotype Locality Mauritius 
Synonyms Aurigequula fasciata, Leiognathus fasciatus   
Reference Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase( 2002)  Lacepede, B. G. E. 1803 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057535. ASIZP0065202. ASIZP0070453. ASIZP0072252. ASIZP0801063. ASIZP0804288. ASIZP0911063. ASIZP0914288. FRIP00611. NMNSF00816.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Pony fish; Striped slipmouth; Thread-finned ponyfish; Striped ponyfish; Banded ponyfish; Broadbanded ponyfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body deep and compressed, the back more strongly arched than anterior part of belly; body depth 1.7 to 2 times in standard length. Mouth pointing when protracted. Scales on breast very thin. 2nd dorsal spine distinctly elongated; pelvic fins not quite reaching to anal fin origin. Body silvery; about 10-15 widely spaced, dark vertical lines on back superimposed by a few yellow blotches, lines fading gradually toward lower sides; margin of soft dorsal fin grey; anal fin hyaline with a yellow margin; posterior margin of caudal-fin lobes black; pectoral and pelvic fins hyaline; pectoral-fin axil yellow, base dotted black.
habitats Found in coastal waters. May also enter semi-enclosed sea areas and estuaries. Euryhaline. Forms schools. Feeds on polychaetes, small crustaceans, and small fish. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Persian Gulf through India and Sri Lanka to Japan, East China Sea, South China Sea, northeastern Australia, Samoa, and Fiji. It is found  
Utility Marketed mostly fresh; also used for fish meal and duck food.