Pleurosicya bilobata  (Koumans, 1941)

Bilobed ghost goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Pleurosicya: Greek, pleura = side, ribe + Greek, sikya, -as = cucumber (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 0 - 22 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 30°N - 9°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8. Characterized by head and body translucent green to yellowish green with brown to golden brown bands/bars; male with distinct black blotch on posteriormost part of second dorsal fin; longitudinal scale series 23-29; nape without scales; bilobed tongue; relatively slender body, depth of body at anus averages 6.7 in SL (Ref 90102).

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Indo-Pacific: India to Moluccas, north to the Ryukyu Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow reef flats with algae and seagrass habitats (Ref. 48637). Common on blades of seagrasses (e.g. Enhalus) (Ref. 1602). Feeds on small crustaceans taken from the blades or water nearby (Ref. 37816). Depth range from 0-22 m (Ref 90102).

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

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00168 - 0.01037), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.4   ±0.29 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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.