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Nuchequula glenysae Kimura, Kimura &. Ikejima, 2008
Eubleekeria blochi Valenciennes, 1835; Leiognathus blochii Valenciennes, 1835

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Species Nuchequula glenysae Kimura, Kimura & Ikejima, 2008


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Species Nuchequula glenysae Kimura, Kimura & Ikejima, 2008

Twoblotch Ponyfish

  • Nuchequula glenysae Kimura, S., Kimura, R. & Ikejima, K. 2008. Revision of the genus Nuchequula with descriptions of three new species (Perciformes: Leiognathidae). Ichthyological Research 55 : 22-42 [36-38, fig. 14].
    Type data:
      Holotype CSIRO A2444, East of Wellesley Island, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland [16°47'S, 139°51'E].
    Paratype(s) CSIRO A.2180–A.2183, Gulf of Carpentaria, SW of Wellesley, Queensland [17°15'S, 139°45'E]; CSIRO A.2211, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland [17°20'30"S, 139°35'12"E]; CSIRO A2286, Gulf of Carpentaria, NW of Karumba, Queensland [17°15'00"S, 140°29'24"E]; CSIRO A2337, Gulf of Carpentaria, NW of Karumba, Queensland [17°02'12"S, 140°16'30"E]; CSIRO A2440–A2443, A2445, B3510, East of Wellesley Island, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland [16°47'S, 139°51'E]; CSIRO A2705–A2708, Arnhem Bay, Northern Territory [12°20'S, 136°10'E]; CSIRO A4059–A4066, S of Bountiful I., Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland [16°47'S, 139°50'E]; CSIRO B2179, off Tasman Point, Groote Eylandt, NT [14°20'S, 136°11'E]; CSIRO CA 441, W of Cape Lévêque, Western Australia; FRLM 14520, Poka, Ambon, Indonesia.


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Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

West of Cape Leveque, WA (16°20'S) to east of Wellesley Islands, Gulf of Carpentaria, QLD ( 17°15'S, 140°29'E ); tropical, west Pacific (Indonesia).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, marine, soft bottom.


General References

Chakrabarty, P. & Sparks, J.S. 2007. Phylogeny and taxonomic revision of Nuchequula Whitley, 1932 (Teleostei: Leiognathidae), with the description of a new species. American Museum Novitates 3588 : 1-25 [16] (noted that records of Nuchequula blochii from Australia probably represented a different species)

Hoese, D.F. & Bray, D.J. 2006. Leiognathidae. pp. 1176-1182 in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. Fishes. In , Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 35 . Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [1178] (as Leiognathus blochii )

Jones, G. 1985. Revision of the Australian species of the fish family Leiognathidae. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 36 : 559-613 figs 1-19 [576] (as Leiognathus blochii )

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia . Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. [186] (as Leiognathus blochii )

Whitley, G.P. 1932. Some fishes of the family Leiognathidae. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 10 (2): 99-116 fig. 1 pls 13-14 [109] (as Eubleekeria (Nuchequula) blochii )

Woodland, D.J., Premcharoen, S. & Cabanban, A.S. 2001. Leiognathidae. pp. 2792-2823 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp. [2803] (as Leiognathus blochii in part)


Common Name References

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. ( Twoblotch Ponyfish )

Woodland, D.J., Premcharoen, S. & Cabanban, A.S. 2001. Leiognathidae. pp. 2792-2823 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp. [2803] (FAO) ( Twoblotch Ponyfish )


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Nuchequula glenysae Kimura , Kimura & Ikejima , 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Leiognathidae (Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)
Etymology: glenysae: Named for Ms. Glenys Jones, who worked on the revision of Australian leiognathid fishes.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical; 12°S - 18°S, 121°E - 142°E

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Western Pacific: Northern Australia and eastern Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74926 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 14. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: breast is completely scaled; cheek scaled; distinct, complicated sensory canals on the suborbital area, extending to the nape; anteroventral profile of the lower jaw is almost straight (Ref. 74926 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Kimura, S., R. Kimura and K. Ikejima , 2008. Revision of the genus Nuchequula with descriptions of three new species (Perciformes: Leiognathidae). Ichthyol. Res. 55:22-42. (Ref. 74926 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 26.7 - 28.7, mean 27.8 (based on 98 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  2.9   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .

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