Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Priolepis: Greek, prio = to saw + Greek,lepis = scale (Ref. 45335); triops: Name from the Greek tri, three, and ops, eye, in reference to the third 'eye' formed by the characteristic ocellated black spot in the first dorsal fin of the new species; noun in apposition. More on authors: Winterbottom & Burridge.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 15 - 24 m (Ref. 58018), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Pacific Ocean: Fiji and the Society Islands. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
soft rays: 9. Large ocellated black spot in the first dorsal fin at all growth stages. Banded color pattern consisting of narrow grey bars on a yellow background. Lacks opercular scales at all sizes, and tends to have fewer lateral, transverse, and predorsal scales than either P. cinctus or P. squamogena.
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
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26 - 27.8, mean 26.4 °C (based on 24 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
): 3.2 ±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) .