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Biology

Inhabits shallow reef flats with algae and seagrass habitats (Ref. 48637). Common on blades of seagrasses (e.g. Enhalus) (Ref. 1602). Feeds on small crustaceans taken from the blades or water nearby (Ref. 37816).
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: India to Moluccas, north to the Ryukyu Islands.
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 8
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Size

Maximum size: 23 mm SL
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Max. size

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

Lectotype; Syntype for Cottogobius bilobatus Koumans
Catalog Number: USNM 203588
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): S. Hora
Year Collected: 1911
Locality: India: Muthivaratu Paar, India, Indian
  • Lectotype: Larson, H. K. & Hoese, D. F. 1980. Meteor Forschungsergebnisse. Reihe D: Biologie. No. 32: 34.; Koumans, F. P. 1941. Memoirs of the Indian Museum. 13 (3): 253.; Syntype: Larson, H. K. & Hoese, D. F. 1980. Meteor Forschungsergebnisse. Reihe D: Biologie. No. 32: 34.; Koumans, F. P. 1941. Memoirs of the Indian Museum. 13 (3): 253.
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Paralectotype; Syntype for Cottogobius bilobatus Koumans
Catalog Number: USNM 203587
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1922
Locality: India: Marine Survey Station #623, Coral Reef N.E. of Octavia Bay, India, Indian
  • Paralectotype: Larson, H. K. & Hoese, D. F. 1980. Meteor Forschungsergebnisse. Reihe D: Biologie. No. 32: 34.; Koumans, F. P. 1941. Memoirs of the Indian Museum. 13 (3): 253.; Syntype: Larson, H. K. & Hoese, D. F. 1980. Meteor Forschungsergebnisse. Reihe D: Biologie. No. 32: 34.; Koumans, F. P. 1941. Memoirs of the Indian Museum. 13 (3): 253.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; brackish; marine
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Depth range based on 9 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 8 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 8.55
  Temperature range (°C): 27.236 - 28.954
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.052 - 0.122
  Salinity (PPS): 32.279 - 35.002
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.484 - 4.676
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.113 - 0.327
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.579 - 4.452

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.5 - 8.55

Temperature range (°C): 27.236 - 28.954

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.052 - 0.122

Salinity (PPS): 32.279 - 35.002

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.484 - 4.676

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.113 - 0.327

Silicate (umol/l): 1.579 - 4.452
 
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Trophic Strategy

Common on blades of seagrasses (e.g. Enhalus) (Ref. 1602). Feeds on small crustaceans taken from the blades or water nearby (Ref. 37816).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pleurosicya bilobata

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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