Pleurosicya boldinghi is a small elongated goby, with a more bulky body compared to most coral gobies. They have a white translucent body that is tinted in the color of its host soft coral. The nose has the profile of a pigs snout.
Unassessed by the IUCN Red list, but fairly common throughout the Western Pacific.
Soft coral ghostgobies can be found in the Indo-Pacific, from the Eastern African coast to New Guinea, from Japan south to Australia and New Caledonia. They commonly live on Dendronephthya soft corals, but also on Sarcophyton corals and sea pens, in a depth range of 5-82 meters. These habitats are usually current-swept. Large soft corals can host a number of gobies.