Equulites rivulatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
photo by Suzuki, T.

Family:  Leiognathidae (Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)
Max. size:  10 cm FL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: southern Japan, East China Sea and the South China Sea. Reported from New Caledonia (Ref. 11889).
Biology:  Found near shore (Ref. 11230). Searches for prey using a protruding pipette-like mouth or by sieving potential food through their gill rakers (Ref. 26569).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.05.96
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 29.04.15

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