Leiognathus ponyfish species


  • Rarely seen around reefs as it mainly inhabits muddy, sandy areas.


  • Body silvery.
  • A black spot on nape.
  • Dorsal, anal and caudal fins yellowish-gold.
  • A yellowish-gold blotch just below pectoral fin.
  • Wavy patterns may be visible above and just below the lateral line.
  • Entire fish has a golden gleam when alive, which may fade with death.

Common Name: Leiognathus ponyfish species

Family Common Name: Ponyfishes

Scientific Name: Leiognathus spp.___

Maximum Length: Not Applicable