Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Priolepis: Greek, prio = to saw + Greek,lepis = scale (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Winterbottom & Burridge.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 24 - 37 m (Ref. 58018), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Sulawesi to eastern Fiji, north to the Philippines, south to Queensland. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 8. Characterized by nape and body having eight alternating brown and white bars; dark brown and white bands on head, radiating from eye; first dorsal fin without black spot; absence of pelvic frenum; longitudinal scale series 24-26; predorsal ctenoid scales, 13-15; ctenoid body scales, cycloid on pectoral fin base and breast; mixed cycloid and ctenoid scales on opercle; cheek without scales; cheek with several vertical rows of papillae; absence of transverse interorbital papillae; depth of body 4.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits coral reef crevices (Ref. 90102).
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.2 - 28.5, mean 26.8 °C (based on 42 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 = 281 [128, 692] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.19 [0.63, 2.32] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.4 [16.5, 20.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.19 [0.09, 0.38] g/100g ; Selenium = 20.5 [9.1, 46.2] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 146 [38, 498] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.47 [1.44, 4.14] mg/100g (wet weight);