Solenocaulon Ghostgoby, Pleurosicya annandalei Hornell & Fowler 1922

Other Names: Scalynape Goby, Solenocaulon Ghost Goby, Tortuosum Goby

Illustration of the Solenocaulon Ghostgoby, Pleurosicya annandalei. Source: Helen K. Larson / Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory . License: All rights reserved

A semi-transparent slightly pinkish goby with a dusky blotch on the base of the first dorsal fin.

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Solenocaulon Ghostgoby, Pleurosicya annandalei Hornell & Fowler 1922

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Recorded in Australia from the North West Shelf, Western Australia. Occurs elsewhere in the Indo-west Pacific.
Inhabits coastal reef slopes, on hard corals or gorgonian corals. The holotype was collected from the gorgonian Solenocaulon.


Dorsal fin VI = I, 8-9; Anal fin I, 8-9; Longitudinal scale series 17-20.

Body depth at anus 5.5 in SL; predorsal scales extending forward to behind eyes, nape midline included; gill opening, wide, reaching to below posterior edge of eye. 


Dianne J. Bray

Solenocaulon Ghostgoby, Pleurosicya annandalei Hornell & Fowler 1922


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012.Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth :Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Kuiter R.W. & Tonozuka, T. 2001. Indonesian Reef Fishes. Part 3. Jawfishes - Sunfishes, Opistognathidae - Molidae. Melbourne : Zoonetics pp. 623–893.

Larson, H.K. 1990. A revision of the commensal gobiid fish generaPleusosicya and Luposicya (Gobiidae), with descriptions of eight new species ofPleusosicya and discussion of related genera. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 7(1): 1-53 figs 1-29 pls 1-3

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CAAB Code:37428225

Behaviour:Lives on hard corals, gorgonians

Depth:14-70 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:2.7 cm TL

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