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Equulites elongatus

(Günther 1874)

Equulites elongatus was originally described as Equula elongatus by Günther in 1874. It belongs to the family Leiognathidae. It is commonly known as Elongate slimy but has many other common names such as Elongate slimy in USA (contiguous states), Hime-hiiragi in Japan, Slender ponyfish in Papua New Guinea, Sapsap in Philippines, Elongate slimy in South Africa, Spits slymvis in South Africa. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Indo-West Pacific; Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant).
Species   elongatus
AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
AuthorNI   Günther
Qualification   ---
Year   1874
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Leiognathidae
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Genus   Equulites
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Leiognathidae
Genus   Equulites
Original Name   Equula        
Taxon Name   elongata
Original Combination   Equula elongata
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Equula elongata
OriginalSubGenus   Equula
Original Author   Günther
Original AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1874
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   North Sulawesi.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 1872.4.6.105
Page   369 [2]

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Equulites elongatus
Current Species   elongatus
Current Genus Equulites
Current AuthorWI Günther [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Günther
Current Year   1874
Current Family Leiognathidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat demersal        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 20 to 100 meters.
Distribution Indo-West Pacific; Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant).

Current Summary   Valid as Equulites elongatus  (Günther 1874). Leiognathidae: Gazzinae.
Name History   • Valid as Leiognathus elongatus  (Günther 1874) -- (Kyushin et al. 1982:127 [ref. 19754], Dunlap & McFall-Ngai 1984:884 [ref. 21845], Uyeno & Yabumoto in Masuda et al. 1984:158 [ref. 6441], Jones 1985:581 [ref. 21842], Smith 1986:620 [ref. 5712], Allen & Swainston 1988:76 [ref. 25477], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:346 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:118 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:164 [ref. 25488], Fricke 1999:261 [ref. 24106], Nakabo 2000:810 [ref. 25086], Woodland in Randall & Lim 2000:617 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:33 [ref. 25847], Woodland et al. 2001:2807 [ref. 26095], Nakabo 2002:810 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:334, 609 [ref. 26218], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S108 [ref. 27377], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:33 [ref. 27712], Ikejima et al. 2004:908 [ref. 27755], Sparks & Dunlap 2004:7 [ref. 27928], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:276 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:240 [ref. 28239], Ra et al. 2005:92 [ref. 28304], Hoese & Bray 2006:1179 [ref. 29000]). • Valid as Photoplagios elongatus  (Günther 1874) -- (Sparks 2006:1 [ref. 28783], Sparks & Chakrabarty 2007:622 [ref. 29261]). • Valid as Equulites elongata  (Günther 1874) -- (Kimura et al. 2008:204 [ref. 29614], Chakrabarty et al. 2010:18 [ref. 30812], Chakrabarty et al. 2010:120 [ref. 31090], Golani et al. 2011:S75 [ref. 31436]. Larson et al. 2013:126 [ref. 32988], Bogorodsky et al. 2014:423 [ref. 33460] as elongatus  ).

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absconditus Equulites absconditus Chakrabarty [P.] & Sparks [J. S.] in Chakrabarty, Chu, Nahar & Sparks 2010Valid
antongil Equulites antongil (Sparks [J. S.] 2006)Valid
klunzingeri Equulites klunzingeri (Steindachner [F.] 1898)Valid
laterofenestra Equulites laterofenestra (Sparks [J. S.] & Chakrabarty [P.] 2007)Valid
leuciscus Equulites leuciscus (Günther [A.] 1860)Valid
lineolatus Equulites lineolatus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835)Valid
moretoniensis Equulites moretoniensis (Ogilby [J. D.] 1912)Valid
rivulatus Equulites rivulatus (Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1845)Valid
stercorarius Equulites stercorarius (Evermann [B. W.] & Seale [A.] 1907)Valid
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