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CAAB: 37341016

Species Nuchequula gerreoides (Bleeker, 1851)

Ornate Ponyfish, Black-neck Pony-fish, Hump-nosed Pony-fish, Yellowfinned Ponyfish


Generic Combinations


Miscellaneous Literature Names


Ecological Descriptors

Coastal, estuary, inshore, mangrove, marine, soft bottom.

Extra Ecological Information

1-30 m.


General References

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp. [169, 333] (as Leiognathus decorus)

Hoese, D.F. & Bray, D.J. 2006. Leiognathidae. pp. 1176-1182 in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. Fishes. In, Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 35. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [1179] (as Leiognathus decorus)

Jones, G. 1985. Revision of the Australian species of the fish family Leiognathidae. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 36: 559-613 figs 1-19 [578] (as Leiognathus decorus)

Kimura, S., Kimura, R. & Ikejima, K. 2008. Revision of the genus Nuchequula with descriptions of three new species (Perciformes: Leiognathidae). Ichthyological Research 55: 22-42 [31]

Kottelat, M. 2013. The fishes of the inland waters of southeast Asia: a catalogue and core bibliography of the fishes known to occur in freshwaters, mangroves and estuaries. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 27: 1-663 [340]

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5: 145–329 [213] (as Leiognathus decorus, p. 212, as Leiognathus spiniceps and p. 214, as L. devisi)

Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Australian Fisheries Newsletter 15–17, 19, 20: 1-172 [published as separates 1956–1961] [135] (862, as Equula nuchalis)

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. [188] (as Leiognathus decorus)

Whitley, G.P. 1932. Some fishes of the family Leiognathidae. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 10(2): 99-116 fig. 1 pls 13-14 [104] (as Leiognathus decorus)

Woodland, D.J., Premcharoen, S. & Cabanban, A.S. 2001. Leiognathidae. pp. 2792-2823 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp. [2805] (as Leiognathus decorus)


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
15-Sep-2011 15-Sep-2011 MOVED
14-Dec-2012 29-Apr-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)