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Pleurosicya mossambica

Smith, 1959

Toothy goby

Classification
Identification
Biology
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Pleurosicya mossambica (Smith, 1959)
Synonyms :
Classification : Gobiidae ( Gobies )
 
Name : Gobie souriante
Name : Toothy goby
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Pale reddish in colour. Gill rakers rudimentary. Seven transverse scales. Mouth large, maxillary extending to vertical from midline to eye. Midline of predorsal and nape naked but scaled on either side. Median fins low; 1st dorsal roughly triangular and shorter than anterior rays ofo 2nd dorsal, which is quite low posteriorly. Pectoral large, extending to below gap between dorsals. Ventrals large, frenum fimbriate.

Maximum size : 3.0 cm
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
Lives among soft coral, sponges, Tridacna, and broad-blade plants.
Geographical distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Marshall Islands and New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and New Caledonia.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://rasmus.uib.no/~st00502/fish/so_gobioidei/so_gobioidei.htm
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?ID=23079&genusname= [...]
http://www.kudalaut.com/biology/goby.htm
http://www.reefimages.com/cgi-reefimages/page.cgi?list=Gobies&filename [...]
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/gobies.htm

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Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 21/05/2003

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