Scientific Name
Secutor indicius  
Secutor indicius印度仰口鰏
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Monkolprasit, 1973 Depth 5 - 20M
Chinese 印度仰口鰏 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰏科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F366 Leiognathidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 印度仰口鰏 
Max Length 8.8 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 碗米仔、金錢仔、咪卯漲(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Songkhla, s. Thailand 
Synonyms Secutor indicus, Secutor insidiator, Secutor ruconius   
Reference   Monkolprasit, S. 1973 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 陳春暉 2004 Kimura, S., S. Houki, M. Yamada, etc. 2008 
Specimen List ASIZP0058818. ASIZP0059842. ASIZP0065211. ASIZP0065693. ASIZP0066319. ASIZP0074787. ASIZP0074804. ASIZP0076140. ASIZP0076141. ASIZP0801112. ASIZP0801113. ASIZP0807058. ASIZP0807059. ASIZP0911112. ASIZP0911113. ASIZP0917058. ASIZP0917059.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100%
Common Name Dots-and-dashes ponyfish. 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oval, deep and very compressed, its depth 2.2 to 2.6 times in standard length. Head strongly concave above eye. Mouth pointing upward when protracted. Body scales very small; cheeks scaleless; breast without scales ventrally, including isthmus. Body silvery, back light blue, with 17 to 22 dark, vertical markings on upper half, these terminating above lateral line and resuming below it, with row of dots along lateral line corresponding to points where vertical markings cross it, vertical markings as dashes or string of small dots; A narrow black line running from the edge of orbit to chin; small black spots on upper part of operculum. Second to fifth spine of dorsal fin with black margin; soft parts of dorsal and anal fins colourless; caudal fin pale yellow with a dusky trailing edge.
habitats Inhabits coastal waters over bottoms of muddy sand at depths of 20 to 70 m; also enters estuaries. Feeds mostly on copepods, mysids, and plant detritus. Schooling. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific, including Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan and Papua New Guinea. It is found in western and southern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands.  
Utility Larger specimens marketed fresh or dried-salted but most of the catch made into fishmeal or discarded.