Barrel Spongegoby (species: Pleurosicya labiata) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pleurosicya labiata
Barrel Spongegoby
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Pleurosicya
Species Pleurosicya labiata

Distinguishing features

Recorded from Linnet Reef (near Lizard Island) by Larson (1990) but there are no Lizard Island records in Atlas of Living Australia (accessed 24 Jul 2022). It is possible the specimen recorded by Larson has been reidentified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Larson, H.K. (1990). A revision of the commensal gobiid fish genera Pleurosicya and Luposicya (Gobiidae), with descriptions of eight new species of Pleurosicya and discussion of related genera. The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, 7(1): 1-53. LIRS catalog number LIRS 337.