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Pleurosicya bilobata  (Koumans, 1941)

Bilobed Ghost Goby

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Gobiidae     FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Andaman Sea. Moluccas and north to Ryukyu Island.
Andaman Sea Indo Pacific: India to Moluccos and north to Ryukyu Island.
Cottogobius bilobatus  Koumans, 1941
Pleurosicya bilobatus  (Koumans, 1941)
Type specimen
Pleurosicya bilobata (Koumans, 1941) bilobatus, Cottogobius Koumans [F. P.] 1941:253 [Memoirs of the Indian Museum v. 13 (pt 3)] Muthivaratu Paar, India. Lectotype: USNM 203588. Paralectotypes: RMNH 16937 (1); ZSI F5450/2 (1, poor condition, not this species); USNM 203587 (1). Additional material (non-types): ZSI F5451/2 (1), 5452/2 (1). Synonym: Pleurosicya bilobata (Koumans, 1941), Cottogobius bilobatus Koumans, 1941, Pleurosicya bilobatus (Koumans, 1941).  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
3 by head and body translucent green to yellowish green with brown to golden brown bands/bars; male with distinct black blotch on posteriormost part of second dorsal fin; longitudinal scale series 23-29; nape without scales; bilobed tongue; relatively slend D: VII, 8; A; I, 8 Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p.