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CAAB: 37341022

Species Deveximentum megalolepis (Mochizuki & Hayashi, 1989)

Bigscale Ponyfish, Bigscaled Ponyfish



Kottelat (2013) noted that Secutor is apparently a replacement name for Equula Cuvier, 1815, which is now regarded as a synonym of Leiognathus. He proposed using the name Deveximentum Fowler, 1904 for the genus typically referred to as Secutor. That would make Deveximentum megalolepis the appropriate name for this species (see discussion under genus.




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

North of Broome, WA (15°30'S) to Bundaberg, QLD (24°52'S); tropical, west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, estuary, inshore, marine, soft bottom.

Extra Ecological Information

2-50 m.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
18-Aug-2021 LEIOGNATHIDAE 27-Jun-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-Dec-2012 14-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED