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Karalla dussumieri  (Valenciennes, 1835)

Dussumier's ponyfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Leiognathidae (Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)
Etymology: Karalla: Karalla is the local name for ponyfishes in Sri Lanka and the surrounding region where members of this genus commonly occur..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 10 - 40 m (Ref. 47581).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Madagascar, Reunion, India, Sri Lanka, through Indonesia and the Philippines.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47581); common length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47581)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in coral sand bottoms of coastal waters, but also enters estuaries (Ref. 47581). Feeds on small crustaceans, polychaetes, bivalves, foraminiferans, gastropods and nematodes (Ref. 47581). Forms schools (Ref. 47581). Sold dried salted in markets, and also used for fishmeal (Ref. 3424).

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Woodland, D.J., S. Premcharoen and A.S. Cabanban, 2001. Leiognathidae. Slipmouths (ponyfishes). p. 2792-2823. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 5. Bony fishes part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae). Rome, FAO. pp. 2791-3380. (Ref. 47581)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.00754 - 0.02645), b=2.96 (2.79 - 3.13), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.38 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.