Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Lives in association with seagrasses (Ref. 34765,48637). Holotype taken from a reef flat (Ref. 33021).
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Distribution

Western Pacific: Iwayama Bay, Palau (Ref. 33021).
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Western Pacific.
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© FishWise Professional

Source: FishWise Professional

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 9; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 8 - 9
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Size

Max. size

2.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637))
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Type Information

Paratype for Pleurosicya carolinensis Larson
Catalog Number: USNM 306882
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): H. Fehlmann & et al.
Year Collected: 1957
Locality: Palau, N. Tip of Auluptagel Island and Malakal Causeway, Palau Islands, Palau, Caroline Islands, Pacific
  • Paratype: Larson, H. K. 1990. The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences. 7 (1): 18.
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes

Source: National Museum of Natural History Collections

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 6 m (Ref. 48637)
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Depth range based on 9 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 9 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.305 - 4.575
  Temperature range (°C): 28.860 - 28.954
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.069 - 0.099
  Salinity (PPS): 34.090 - 34.131
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.525 - 4.550
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.085 - 0.113
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.328 - 1.579

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.305 - 4.575

Temperature range (°C): 28.860 - 28.954

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.069 - 0.099

Salinity (PPS): 34.090 - 34.131

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.525 - 4.550

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.085 - 0.113

Silicate (umol/l): 1.328 - 1.579
 
Note: this information has not been validated. Check this *note*. Your feedback is most welcome.

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Trophic Strategy

Inhabits inner lagoon reef flats, often with seagrasses.
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!