Pleurosicya larsonae  Greenfield & Randall, 2004

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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);  larsonae: Named for Helen K. Larson, Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, Darwin, Australia..   More on author: Greenfield, Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 58271).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58271)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. This small species has the following characteristics: a broad head and moderate snout, eyes set dorsolaterally; second dorsal- and anal-fin rays I,7-I,8 (usually I,8); pectoral-fin rays 17-18 (usually 17); longitudinal scales 24; TRB 6; nape naked; pelvic fin rounded, cup-like, with fleshy, rounded pelvic spine lobes; tongue round; lower gill opening margin attached at level of preopercular margin; gill membranes broadly joined to isthmus; live color translucent with orange markings and some melanophores (Ref. 58271).

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Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species appears to be extremely cryptic, collected five times only in a total of 75 general ichthyocide collections, with 4 of those collections from a specific habitat, shallow patch reefs (0-4.6 m) with good circulation. The sixth collection from that specific habitat only occurred after a number of futile attempts to collect more individuals for photographs. This particular species was reported to have been at Haleiwa, O’ahu, living on Porites compressa (Ref. 58271). Benthic (Ref. 58302).

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

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Greenfield, D.W. and J.E. Randall, 2004. The marine gobies of the Hawaiian Islands. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 55(27):498-549. (Ref. 58271)

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=0.00977 (0.00462 - 0.02067), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±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) .