Michel's ghost goby

Pleurosicya micheli

Max length : 2.5 cm.

Short description Morphology:
Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9. Sides of nape with 8-12 scale rows; characterized further by semi-transparent body; midlateral stripe, internal reddish brown; vertebral column with white markings above; longitudinal scale series 22-28; without median predorsal scales; scaled side of nape to above preopercle; broad gill opening, reaching at least to below rear edge of eye; depth of body at anus 5.0-7.1 in SL.

Biology:
Inhabit coastal reef slopes, usually on hard corals to about 30 meters depth. Sometimes found on the mantle of clams and eggs are usually laid on ascidians. Benthic. The species is generally comensal on hard corals.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyGobiidae
GenusPleurosicya
SpeciesPleurosicya micheli
Photographed in
Indonesia