Pleurosicya prognatha Goren, 1984
Folded ghostgoby
Pleurosicya prognatha
photo by Herler, J.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.68 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 3 - 15 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Egypt and Israel, Thailand and Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Characterized by semi-transparent; iris red; head and body with numerous pepper-like melanopores, concentrated on side below dorsal fins; longitudinal scale series 15-27; mostly scaleless head and anterior third of body; restricted gill opening to pectoral fin base; extremely elongated tip of upper jaw and lip, looks like curved beak; depth of body at anus 4.2-7.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Commensal with large staghorn corals in 3-15 m (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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