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Eubleekeria splendens

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Leiognathidae
Genus  Eubleekeria
Order  Perciformes
Class  Actinopterygii
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Leiognathus, Equulites, Leiognathus equulus, Karalla daura, Gazza minuta

Eubleekeria splendens, common names splendid ponyfish and blacktip ponyfish, is a species of ponyfish.

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Description

Eubleekeria splendens is commonly found at 15 cm in length, but can grow to a length of 17 cm.

Distribution

This species occurs in the Indo-West Pacific from India in the west, to Papua New Guinea and Fiji to the east, Japan to the north, down to Australia in the south. It has been recorded in the waters of such countries as Tanzania, Madagascar, Mauritius, and is also known to live in the Red Sea.

Habitat

Eubleekeria splendens lives in marine or brackish waters at a maximum depth of 100 metres. It is found in waters with a muddy or sandy mud substrate. It occurs near coasts and in estuaries. Smaller individuals may be found in mangrove creeks.

Diet

This species eats fish, foraminiferans, bivalves, mollusks and small crustaceans, and is also known to feed on plant matter.

References

Eubleekeria splendens Wikipedia


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