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Gazza minuta

Toothpony Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Gazza minuta
Family : Leignathidae
Order : Perciformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chrodata
Habitat : Coastal water,estuaries of mangrove region
Description : Toothpony is ovate and somewhat compressed.Its body is bluish dorsally and silvery-white ventrally. The toothed ponyfish is typically found inhabiting sandy and silty bottoms, with juveniles showing a preference for mangroves and silty reefs. When feeding, it utilizes its protruding pipette-like mouth or employs the gill rakers as sieves. Its diet primarily includes smaller fishes, crustaceans, and polychaetes.
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:Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences,Information Centerour database, more information please contact with us.www.fishbase.se