Common names from other countries
Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Leiognathidae
(Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)
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Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; pelagic-neritic. Temperate
Northwest Pacific: southern Japan, Taiwan and from Fujian south to the Gulf of Tong King. Questionably from the Western Central Pacific (Ref. 47581).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)
Found in shallow coastal and brackish waters (Ref. 41299, 48635). Aggregates in schools. Utilized as a food fish (Ref. 637). Commonly caught by anglers (Ref. 637). Produces sound (Ref. 9137).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kimura, S., R. Kimura and K. Ikejima, 2008. Revision of the genus Nuchequula with descriptions of three new species (Perciformes: Leiognathidae). Ichthyol. Res. 55:22-42. (Ref. 74926)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 16.5 - 26.6, mean 22.4 (based on 110 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01622 (0.00906 - 0.02903), b=2.98 (2.83 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.25 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=2.56).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .