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Pleurosicya plicata  Larson, 1990

Plicata 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).   More on author: Larson.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 32 m (Ref. 37816).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: Chagos Archipelago to Papua New Guinea, north to the Philippines, south to northwestern Australia. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797).

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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): 7-8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9. Characterized by semi-transparent, with pale pink or reddish orange hue; covered with pepper-like pigmentation; snout with brown to reddish stripe on side; longitudinal scale series 22-26; head, nape, belly midline and breast without scales; opening of gill reaching to at least below edge of preopercle; depth of body at anus 5.3-7.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits solid sponges at moderate depths, usually in 10 meters or more, but probably depending on the occurrence of certain sponges (Ref. 48637). Collected from reef flats and lagoon and reef channels (Ref. 37816).

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Kailola, P.J., 1991. The fishes of Papua New Guinea: a revised and annotated checklist. Vol. III. Gobiidae to Molidae. Research Bulletin No. 41, Research Section, Dept. of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Papua New Guinea. 153 p. (Ref. 6771)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.7 - 28.8, mean 27.6 (based on 326 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00279 - 0.01364), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.3 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) .