Pleurosicya muscarum (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
Ghost goby
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 28 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Samoa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-9. SL to 17 mm. Lower portion of gill arch bound to cover (Ref. 1602); characterized by semi-transparent reddish to greyish or bluish color; longitudinal scale series 21-25; scaleless head and nape; depth of body at anus 4.7-7.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  A very small goby that lives on soft corals (Ref. 1602). Depth range in 2-28 m (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 March 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 25.04.96
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 05.04.13

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