Pleurosicya boldinghi  Weber, 1913

Soft-coral 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).   More on author: Weber.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 82 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 6 - 8. Characterized by semi-translucent body and fins, blend s well with soft coral or seapen; nape usually scaled to behind eyes; longitudinal scale series 22-25; wide gill opening, reaching forward to below posterior edge of eye; relatively deep bodied, depth of body at anus 3.8-5.8 in SL (Ref 90102).

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Indo-West Pacific: Aliwal Shoal, South Africa (Ref. 11228) to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (Ref. 6771).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives on Dendronephthya soft corals, usually at depth of 20 meters or more in areas subject to strong currents. Large corals may play host to several individuals (Ref. 48637). Also found with Sarcophyton soft corals and sea pens in 5-82 m (Ref 90102).

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Heemstra, P.C., 1995. Additions and corrections for the 1995 impression. p. v-xv. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Revised Edition of Smiths' Sea Fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 11228)

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):  3.2   ±0.5 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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.