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Nuchequula nuchalis  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)

Spotnape ponyfish
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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)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; pelagic-neritic.   Temperate, preferred ?

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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)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 14. Deep-bodied, dark blotch on nape with highly reflective silvery areas next to it (Ref. 48635).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Woodland, David J. | Collaborators

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. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Gamefish: yes
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