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Pleurosicya labiata  (Weber, 1913)

Barrel-sponge ghostgoby
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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; demersal; depth range 17 - 35 m (Ref. 40966).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by semi-transparent body with fine dark speckling; side of snout with brown stripe; internal brown, dash-like markings with white or yellow pigment along dorsal edge of vertebral column; longitudinal scale series 24-27; scaled head and nape; restricted gill opening to pectoral fin base; depth of body at anus 5.0-7.7 in SL (Ref 90102).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Indo-West Pacific: Malaysia to Philippines north to Japan, south to Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal slopes, usually on barrel sponges in 10-30 meters depth (Ref. 48637). Often in groups (Ref 90102).

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Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.), 2001. Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of December 2001. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in December 2001. (Ref. 40966)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.