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Secutor ruconius  (Hamilton, 1822)

Deep pugnose ponyfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Leiognathidae (Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)
Etymology: Secutor: Latin, secutor, -oris = follower, someone that follows to other.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 3 - 60 m (Ref. 90102), usually ? - 40 m (Ref. 30573).   Tropical; 26°C - 29°C (Ref. 4959)

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 5.2  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3424); common length : 6.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 3424)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 14.

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Indo-West Pacific: tropical Indian Ocean and southeast Asia, north to Taiwan and China, south to northern Australia. Also reported from New Caledonia (Ref. 11889).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in coastal waters. Enters estuaries and rivers (Ref. 30573). Usually over sand or mud bottoms and rarely near reefs (Ref. 90102). Forms schools. Feeds on small crustaceans (Ref. 5213). Marketed fresh or dried and salted (Ref. 12693).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Woodland, David J. | Collaborators

James, P.S.B.R., 1984. Leiognathidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). Vol. 2. FAO, Rome. pag. var. (Ref. 3424)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01445 (0.00880 - 0.02375), b=2.87 (2.73 - 3.01), based on LWR estimates for species & (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.27 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=1.00-1.60).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
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Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.