Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Pleurosicya: Greek, pleura = side, ribe + Greek, sikya, -as = cucumber (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Jordan & Seale.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 28 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical; 16°N - 15°S
Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Samoa.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2798)
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).
A very small goby that lives on soft corals (Ref. 1602). Depth range in 2-28 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.3 - 29.3, mean 28.7 °C (based on 1636 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00421 - 0.01885), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .