Toothy goby's description
Toothy goby (Pleurosicya mossambica) is a goby native to reef environments of the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.
Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8. Pale reddish in color. Gill rakers rudimentary. Transverse scales 7. Mouth large, maxillary extending to vertical from midline to eye. Midline of predorsal and nape naked but scaled on either side. Median fins low; first dorsal roughly triangular and shorter than anterior rays of second dorsal, which is quite low posteriorly. Pectoral large, extending to below gap between dorsal fins. Ventral fins large, frenum fimbriate; characterized further by longitudinal scale series 20-27; broad gill opening, reaching to below half of eye; depth of body at anus5.3-6.8 in SL.