Pleurosicya bilobata (Koumans, 1941)
Bilobed ghost goby
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 22 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: India to Moluccas, north to the Ryukyu Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Characterized by head and body translucent green to yellowish green with brown to golden brown bands/bars; male with distinct black blotch on posteriormost part of second dorsal fin; longitudinal scale series 23-29; nape without scales; bilobed tongue; relatively slender body, depth of body at anus averages 6.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits shallow reef flats with algae and seagrass habitats (Ref. 48637). Common on blades of seagrasses (e.g. Enhalus) (Ref. 1602). Feeds on small crustaceans taken from the blades or water nearby (Ref. 37816). Depth range from 0-22 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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