Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Priolepis: Greek, prio = to saw + Greek,lepis = scale (Ref. 45335); pallidicincta: Name from Latin 'pallidus' meaning pale and 'cinctus' meaning banded - referring to the color pattern; noun in apposition. More on authors: Winterbottom & Burridge.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 56 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Sulawesi through Guam and the Gilbert Islands to Fiji.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10753)
soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by alternating yellowish-brown and pale grey to whitish bars on head and body; six broad yellow-brown bars on body; pelvic frenum absent; longitudinal scale series 26-28; ctenoid body scales, cycloid on base of pectoral fin and breast; 13-14 predorsal scales, ctenoid; opercle with maximum of two cycloid scales, absent on cheek; depth of body 4.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Cryptic inhabitant of crevices and caverns in 1-56 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R. and M. Burridge, 1993. Revision of Indo-Pacific Priolepis species possessing a reduced transverse pattern of cheek papillae, and predorsal scales (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Can. J. Zool. 71:2056-2076. (Ref. 10753)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.5 - 28.9, mean 27.9 °C (based on 326 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00475 - 0.02204), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 301 [135, 748] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.21 [0.63, 2.40] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.4 [16.4, 20.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.194 [0.086, 0.395] g/100g ; Selenium = 19.6 [8.5, 45.3] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 162 [41, 567] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.57 [1.47, 4.30] mg/100g (wet weight);