Pleurosicya mossambica, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Pleurosicya mossambica, QLD, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Pleurosicya mossambica, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Red lines on snout, similar to P. boldinghi (Softcoral Ghostgoby) but with more solid colour on side of belly and along body. Found on many substrates, including corals, sponges, giant clams and seaweeds, and can vary colour according to the substrate.
Max Size: 3 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 26.6-30.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 1.1
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
Threats: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% 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: Few (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.