Karalla dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1835)
Dussumier's ponyfish
Karalla dussumieri
photo by FAO

 Family:  Leiognathidae (Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)
 Max. size:  14 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 10 - 40 m
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Madagascar, Reunion, India, Sri Lanka, through Indonesia and the Philippines.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Found in coral sand bottoms of coastal waters, but also enters estuaries (Ref. 47581). Feeds on small crustaceans, polychaetes, bivalves, foraminiferans, gastropods and nematodes (Ref. 47581). Forms schools (Ref. 47581). Sold dried salted in markets, and also used for fishmeal (Ref. 3424).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 22.08.92
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.06.13
 Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 26.06.13

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