Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
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(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Priolepis: Greek, prio = to saw + Greek,lepis = scale (Ref. 45335); sticta: From the Greek stiktos, dappled or spotted, in allusion to the many diffuse dark brown spots on the head and body. More on authors: Winterbottom & Burridge.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - 20 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
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Western Central Pacific: known from eight specimens taken from a single locality off Flores, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6189)
soft rays: 9. Elongate second dorsal spine, 5 papillae in the anterior transverse interorbital row on each side, a total of 10 or more papillae in the posterior transverse interorbital row, a fifth transverse row of cheek papilla which extends ventral to the lower longitudinal row, which thus terminates anterior to it, and very thin (equal to a fin element in width) white bars on the head (Ref. 6189); characterized further by body with five faint white bars; white and dark bands on dorsal fins; absence of pelvic frenum; longitudinal scale series 25-26; ctenoid body scales; pectoral fin base and breast with cycloid scales; ctenoid predorsal scales 14-16; opercle with 2-3 rows of ctenoid scales; cheek without scales; well developed vertical rows of papillae on cheek; depth of body 4.9-5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits rocky outcrops in areas with silt or mud bottoms in 15-20 m (Ref. 90102). Specimens taken from a muddy substrate.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R. and M. Burridge, 1992. Revision of Egglestonichthys and of Priolepis species possessing a transverse pattern of cheek papillae (Teleostei; Gobiidae), with a discussion of relationships. Can. J. Zool. 70:1934-1946. (Ref. 6189)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00415 - 0.01826), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 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) .