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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Leiognathidae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Perciformes
Class  Actinopterygii
Subfamily  Gazzinae
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Eubleekeria splendens, Karalla daura, Leiognathidae, Leiognathus, Karalla

Equulites is a genus of ponyfishes native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA published in 2017 has suggested that Equulites elongates is in fact a species group made up of three species Equulites aethopos, Equulites elongates and Equulites popei.


There are currently 6 recognized species in this genus:

  • Equulites absconditus Chakrabarty & Sparks, 2010
  • Equulites elongatus (Günther, 1874) (Slender ponyfish)
  • Equulites klunzingeri (Steindachner, 1898)
  • Equulites laterofenestra (Sparks & Chakrabarty, 2007)
  • Equulites leuciscus (Günther, 1860) (Whipfin ponyfish)
  • Equulites rivulatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
  • References

    Equulites Wikipedia

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