Staghorn Thicketgoby, Pleurosicya fringilla Larson 1990


Other Names: Staghorn Ghostgoby, Staghorn Thicket Goby

A Staghorn Thicketgoby, Pleurosicya fringilla, from Mururoa Atoll, French Polynesia - USNM 408181 (14.2 mm SL). Source: Jeffrey T. Williams / Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A semi-transparent goby covered in fine dark speckling, with a brown stripe on side of snout, a brown stripe along the predorsal midline, and a brown smudge on the upper part of the gill cover.

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Dianne J. Bray, Pleurosicya fringilla in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/2266

Staghorn Thicketgoby, Pleurosicya fringilla Larson 1990

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from Rowley Shoals, and Scott Reef, Western Australia, to Cartier Reef, Timor Sea, and Wigram Island, Northern Territory, Boot Reef, Coral Sea, and the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef to One Tree Island, Queensland. Occurs elsewhere in the tropical, Indo-west Pacific.
Inhabits coral reefs, usually on branches of Acropora corals  in depths of 3-30 m, usually above 15 m.

Features

Dorsal fin VI + I, 8-9; Anal fin I, 7-9; Pectoral fin 14-16; Longitudinal scale series 23-31 (total). 
Body depth at anus 4.5-6.7 in SL; head and neck scaled; gill opening restricted to pectoral fin base. 

Species Citation

Pleurosicya fringilla Larson, 1990, The Beagle 7(1): 25, fig. 18. Type locality: Yanutha Inlet, Lau Group, Fiji. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Staghorn Thicketgoby, Pleurosicya fringilla Larson 1990

References


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

Allen, G.R. & Russell, B.C. 1986. Part VII Fishes. 79-103 in Berry, P.F. (ed.). Faunal Surveys of the Rowley Shoals, Scott Reef and Seringapatam Reef, northwestern Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 25: 1-106.

Larson, H.K. 1990. A revision of the commensal gobiid fish genera Pleusosicya and Luposicya (Gobiidae), with descriptions of eight new species of Pleusosicya 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

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293.
Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian Reef Fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. Guam : Coral Graphics vi 330 pp. 192 pls.

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428229

Behaviour:On branching corals

Depth:3-30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:2.2 cm TL

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