Pleurosicya micheli, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Pleurosicya micheli, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Pleurosicya micheli, Coral Sea, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Translucent body, with single wide red stripe with narrow white dashes on upper margin, and relatively short pointed snout with a yellow tint. Similar P. elongata (Slender Spongegoby) with more pointed snout and colouration to match host sponge. Perches on hard corals.
Max Size: 3 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.4-30.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% 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 (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.