Pleurosicya elongata

Slender Spongegoby | Cling Goby | Elongate Ghostgoby
Pleurosicya elongata
Pleurosicya elongata, QLD, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Pleurosicya elongata
Pleurosicya elongata, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
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Pleurosicya elongata
Pleurosicya elongata


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Translucent goby with flattened head, spine with alternating brown and white dashes, scattering of red-brown flecks on back, side and head and a pointed snout. Found only on flat (fan) sponges.


Max Size: 4 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 24.4-31.2°C

Depth: 10-40m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Rare (1.0% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Several (6 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields