Species Details


Aurigequula fasciatus

Striped Ponyfish Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aurigequula fasciatus
Family : Leignathidae
Order : Perciformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chrodata
Habitat : Coastal water,muddy bottoms
Description : Striped Ponyfish is ovate and compressed. Its body colour is silvery with irregular vertical streaks. The striped ponyfish (Aurigequula fasciata) is a marine ray-finned fish. Typically inhabiting coastal marine and brackish waters, it prefers depths between 20 to 50 meters (66 to 164 feet). Feeding primarily on smaller fishes, small crustaceans, and polychaete worms, it can grow up to 21 centimeters (8.3 inches) in length, although most individuals are around 17 centimeters (6.7 inches). While it contributes minimally to local commercial fisheries, it plays a role as a predator in its ecosystem.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Zarin Tasnim, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 24). photo credit and copyright:FAO([email protected]), more information please contact with us.www.fishbase.se