Barrel-sponge ghostgoby

Pleurosicya labiata

Pleurosicya labiata is a ray-finned fish species from the Gobiidae family. The scientific name of the species was first validly published in 1913 by Weber.
Pleurosicya labiata with parasitic copepods Air Prang, Lembeh.
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77562/barrel_sponge_ghost_goby_-_pleurosicya_labiata.html Barrel-sponge ghostgoby,Geotagged,Indonesia,Pleurosicya labiata,Spring

Appearance

A semi-transparent goby covered in fine dark speckling, with a brown stripe on side of snout, and internal brown, dash-like markings with white or yellow pigment along the upper edge of the vertebral column.
Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by semi-transparent body with fine dark speckling; side of snout with brown stripe; internal brown, dash-like markings with white or yellow pigment along dorsal edge of vertebral column; longitudinal scale series 24-27; scaled head and nape; restricted gill opening to pectoral fin base; depth of body at anus 5.0-7.7 in SL.
Toothy Goby - Pleurosicya mossambica Air Prang, Lembeh. Barrel-sponge ghostgoby,Geotagged,Indonesia,Pleurosicya labiata,Pleurosicya mossambica,Spring,Toothy goby

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Malaysia to Philippines north to Japan, south to Australia.
Barrel Sponge Ghost Goby - Pleurosicya labiata Air Prang, Lembeh. Barrel-sponge ghostgoby,Geotagged,Pleurosicya labiata,Spring

Behavior

Often in groups.

Habitat

Inhabits coastal slopes, usually on barrel sponges in 10-30 meters depth.

References:

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https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Pleurosicya-labiata.html
http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/143
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyGobiidae
GenusPleurosicya
SpeciesPleurosicya labiata
Photographed in
Indonesia