Secutor indicius Monkolprasit, 1973
photo by CSIRO

 Family:  Leiognathidae (Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)
 Max. size:  8.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  pelagic-neritic
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, and Papua New Guinea.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-16; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 14-14. Body silvery with light blue on back, paler on sides towards the lateral line. 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.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 24.04.93
 Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 19.08.09

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