Striped ponyfish

The striped ponyfish (Aurigequula fasciata) is a species of marine ray-finned fish, a ponyfish from the family Leiognathidae. It is native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean, from the Red Sea and the eastern coast of Africa to Fiji and Samoa, where it occurs in coastal marine and brackish waters. It occurs at depths of from 20 to 50 metres (66 to 164 ft). It is a predator upon smaller fishes, small crustaceans and polychaete worms. This species grows to a length of 21 centimetres (8.3 in) TL though most do not exceed 17 centimetres (6.7 in) TL. It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries. This species is the only known member of its genus.[2]

Striped ponyfish
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Leiognathidae
Genus: Aurigequula
Fowler, 1918
A. fasciata
Binomial name
Aurigequula fasciata
(Lacépède, 1803)
  • Clupea fasciata Lacepède, 1803
  • Equula fasciata (Lacepède, 1803)
  • Leiognathus fasciatus (Lacepède, 1803)
  • Equula cara Cuvier, 1829
  • Equula filigera Valenciennes, 1835
  • Equula serrulifera Richardson, 1848
  • Equula asina De Vis, 1884


  1. ^ Larson, H.; Kaymaram, F.; Hartmann, S.; Al-Husaini, M.; Almukhtar, M.; Alam, S.; Sparks, J.S. (2017). "Aurigequula fasciata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T199622A56697395. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T199622A56697395.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2019). "Aurigequula fasciata" in FishBase. December 2019 version.