Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits coloured, large floppy or fan sponges, usually in depths greater than 10 meters. Found on the underside of the sponges (Ref. 48637).
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Maldives (Ref. 30829) to Indonesia (Ref. 8631) and Papua New Guinea (Ref. 6771).
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

4.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637))
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Type Information

Paratype for Pleurosicya elongata Larson
Catalog Number: USNM 210068
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): V. Springer & M. Gomon
Year Collected: 1973
Locality: Indonesia, Saparua Off Kampungmahu, Indonesia, Moluccas, Pacific
Depth (m): 14 to 17
  • Paratype: Larson, H. K. 1990. The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences. 7 (1): 22.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 10 - 30

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 10 - 30
 
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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