Scientific Name
Nuchequula nuchalis
Nuchequula nuchalis項斑項鰏
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845) Depth 2 - 10M
Chinese 項斑項鰏 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰏科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F366 Leiognathidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 頸斑項鰏 
Max Length 25 cm TL  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 金錢仔、兵葉仔(澎湖)、方葉仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Equula nuchalis, Leiognathus nuchalis, Leiognathus nucleasis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056225. ASIZP0059831. ASIZP0065691. ASIZP0068589. ASIZP0068674. ASIZP0068864. ASIZP0075344. ASIZP0075368. ASIZP0075387. ASIZP0075405. ASIZP0075413. ASIZP0075473. ASIZP0075474. ASIZP0075477. ASIZP0075514. ASIZP0075541. ASIZP0075552. ASIZP0075566. ASIZP0075579. ASIZP0075642. ASIZP0075804. ASIZP0075905. ASIZP0078278. ASIZP0079248. ASIZP0079528. ASIZP0700242. BMNH1884.5.15.8-9. NMMBP01974. NMMBP04175. NMMBP04182. NMMBP05386. NMMSTP00332. NMNSF00797. NMNSF01027. NMNSF01252. NMNSF01590. NTMP0948. ...List all 42 records... 
Barcode2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Pony fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oval, moderately elongate and compressed, its depth 2.2 to 3.1 times in standard length; dorsal and ventral profiles almost equally convex. Snout pointed; mouth pointing downward when protracted. Upper half of anterior body and cheek naked. Body unifornly silvery; a dark blotch on nape. Dorsal-fin membrane from about 1/2 its height to tips of second to fifth spines black; soft part of dorsal and anal fins, as well as caudal fin, yellow with grey edges; pelvic and pectoral fins colourless.
habitats Found in shallow coastal and brackish waters. Aggregates in schools. Produces sound. 
Distribution Distributed in the northwest Pacific from southern Japan, Taiwan and from Fujian south to the Gulf of Tong King. It is mainly found in northeastern and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed mostly fresh; also used for fish meal and duck food.