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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae Gobies
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Pleurosicya

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18 species
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Photo by Kuiter, R.H.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 3 cm TL
Pleurosicya annandalei Hornell & Fowler, 1922

Photo by Kuiter, R.H.
 
Pleurosicya annandalei
[Scalynape goby]

Photo by Larson, H.K.

Southwest Pacific

Pleurosicya australis Larson, 1990

Photo by Larson, H.K.
 
Pleurosicya australis
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Pleurosicya bilobata (Koumans, 1941)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Pleurosicya bilobata
[Bilobed ghost goby]

Photo by Kuiter, R.H.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Pleurosicya boldinghi Weber, 1913

Photo by Kuiter, R.H.
 
Pleurosicya boldinghi
[Soft-coral goby]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL
Pleurosicya carolinensis Larson, 1990

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pleurosicya carolinensis
[Caroline Islands ghost goby]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 2.2 cm TL
Pleurosicya coerulea Larson, 1990

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pleurosicya coerulea
[Blue coral ghost goby]

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Pleurosicya elongata Larson, 1990

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Pleurosicya elongata
[Cling goby]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 2.2 cm TL

 
Pleurosicya fringilla
[Staghorn ghostgoby]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Pleurosicya labiata (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pleurosicya labiata
[Barrel-sponge ghostgoby]

Photo by Greenfield, D.W./J.E. Randall

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.0 cm TL
Pleurosicya larsonae Greenfield & Randall, 2004

Photo by Greenfield, D.W./J.E. Randall
 
Pleurosicya larsonae
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 2.5 cm TL
Pleurosicya micheli Fourmanoir, 1971

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pleurosicya micheli
[Michel's ghost goby]

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 3 cm TL
Pleurosicya mossambica Smith, 1959

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Pleurosicya mossambica
[Toothy goby]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 2.2 cm TL
Pleurosicya muscarum (Jordan & Seale, 1906)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pleurosicya muscarum
[Ghost goby]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2 cm SL

 
Pleurosicya occidentalis
[]

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Pleurosicya plicata Larson, 1990

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.
 
Pleurosicya plicata
[Plicata ghost goby]

Photo by Herler, J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 1.7 cm TL
Pleurosicya prognatha Goren, 1984

Photo by Herler, J.
 
Pleurosicya prognatha
[Folded ghostgoby]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.1 cm TL

 
Pleurosicya sinaia
[]

Photo by Larson, H.K.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 2 cm SL
Pleurosicya spongicola Larson, 1990

Photo by Larson, H.K.
 
Pleurosicya spongicola
[Sponge ghostgoby]



18 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pleurosicya annandalei Scalynape goby Indo-West Pacific 3 TL 1922
Pleurosicya australis Southwest Pacific 1990
Pleurosicya bilobata Bilobed ghost goby Indo-Pacific 3 SL 1941
Pleurosicya boldinghi Soft-coral goby Indo-West Pacific 4.5 SL 1913
Pleurosicya carolinensis Caroline Islands ghost goby Western Pacific 2.5 SL 1990
Pleurosicya coerulea Blue coral ghost goby Indo-Pacific 2.2 TL 1990
Pleurosicya elongata Cling goby Indo-West Pacific 4 SL 1990
Pleurosicya fringilla Staghorn ghostgoby Indo-Pacific 2.2 TL 1990
Pleurosicya labiata Barrel-sponge ghostgoby Indo-West Pacific 3.5 SL 1913
Pleurosicya larsonae Eastern Central Pacific 2.0 TL 2004
Pleurosicya micheli Michel's ghost goby Indo-Pacific 2.5 TL 1971
Pleurosicya mossambica Toothy goby Indo-West Pacific 3 TL 1959
Pleurosicya muscarum Ghost goby Indo-Pacific 2.2 TL 1906
Pleurosicya occidentalis Western Indian Ocean 2 SL 1990
Pleurosicya plicata Plicata ghost goby Indo-West Pacific 3.5 SL 1990
Pleurosicya prognatha Folded ghostgoby Indo-West Pacific 1.7 TL 1984
Pleurosicya sinaia Western Indian Ocean 2.1 TL 1984
Pleurosicya spongicola Sponge ghostgoby Western Central Pacific 2 SL 1990



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