Nuchequula gerreoides (Bleeker, 1851)
Decorated ponyfish
Nuchequula gerreoides
photo by CSIRO

 Family:  Leiognathidae (Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)
 Max. size:  12.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 10 - 30 m, amphidromous
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
 Biology:  Found in coastal waters. Enters estuaries (Ref. 4833). Diet depend on size; small fish (<6.9 cm) eat small crustaceans including copepods, whereas larger fish (>7.0 cm) have a generalized diet of amphipods, polychaetes and detritus (Ref. 31455).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 18.12.91
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 30.07.08
 Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.08.94

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