Scientific Name
Equulites lineolatus
Equulites lineolatus粗紋鰏
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1835) Depth 12 - 50M
Chinese 粗紋鰏 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰏科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F366 Leiognathidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 粗紋鰏 
Max Length 9.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 粗紋馬鰏、花令仔、金錢仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Java 
Synonyms Equula lineolata, Leiognathus lineolatus, Photoplagios lineolatus   
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 ASIZP0057564. ASIZP0068869. ASIZP0069711. ASIZP0700088. ASIZP0803228. ASIZP0913228. FRIP00613. FRIP21005. NMMBP02095. NMMSTP00376. NMNSF00586. NTMP0181. NTUM04124. NTUM05726. NTUM05727. NTUM05728. NTUM05729. NTUM05730. NTUM05731. NTUM05732. NTUM05733. NTUM05734.  
Common Name Ornate ponyfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate and compressed, its depth 2.4 to 3 times in standard length; dorsal and ventral profiles about equally convex; nape without a distinct notch. Mouth pointing downward when protracted. Dorsal-fin spines slender, the second about 1/2 body depth; second anal-fin spine slender, about same length as pectoral fins. Head scaleless; anterior part of breast below head scaleless but conspicuous scales present elsewhere on breast. Body silvery, back greenish to brownish with relatively sparse, irregular, grey vermiculations extending down to a little below lateral line, the lowest marks in the form of blotches in a row; snout and underside of pectoral-fin base dotted black; dorsal, pectoral, and pelvic fins colourless except for some yellow on spinous parts and along margins of dorsal and anal fins; margin of caudal fin yellow.
habitats Found in coastal waters. Stays near the substrate and feeds on fish, crustaceans, chaetognaths, nematodes, bivalves, and gastropods. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Durban, South Africa, Madagascar and Pakistan to the Philippines, north to southern Japan and south to northeast Australia. It is found in western and southern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility Larger fish sometimes sorted for human consumption and marketed fresh or dried-salted; surplus fish used to feed ducks, converted to fishmeal, or discarded.