Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Priolepis: Greek, prio = to saw + Greek,lepis = scale (Ref. 45335); limbatosquamis: Name from Latin limbus meaning 'an edge' and squama for scale; presumably referring to the chromatophores outlining the scale pockets (Ref. 10753)
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 3 - 26 m (Ref. 58302), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Eastern Central Pacific: confined to the Hawaiian and Johnston islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28618)
soft rays: 8. This species differs in having the following characters: prominent, dark-edged, pupil-diameter light band, starting under the pectoral-fin base and continuing across the nape; low ray counts, dorsal-fin with 9 and anal-fin with 8; posterior nasal opening 2-3 times the diameter of the anterior opening; reduced number of sensory papillae in the paired longitudinal nasal-interorbital row, 3 or 4 per row (vs. 5-7 per row) (Ref. 10753).
Benthic in reefs (Ref. 58302).
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
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.8 - 25.8, mean 25.3 °C (based on 37 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) .