Orangefin Ponyfish (Photopectoralis bindus)

Also known as Deep Pugnose Pony, Orange Ponyfish, Orangefin Slipmouth, Orangetip Ponyfish, Orange-tipped Ponyfish, Silverbelly, Soapy, Soapy Pony, Tooth Pony

Description

Also known as Deep Pugnose Pony, Orange Ponyfish, Orangefin Slipmouth, Orangetip Ponyfish, Orange-tipped Ponyfish, Silverbelly, Soapy, Soapy Pony, Tooth Pony.

Found in schools over mud and sand bottoms of estuaries and inshore coastal waters.
They feed on benthic crustaceans and detritus.
Length - 11cm
Depth - 2-160m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Common in silty coastal areas and tidal creeks, often caught in trawls and beach nets. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Photopectoralis-bindus.html

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