Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Priolepis: Greek, prio = to saw + Greek,lepis = scale (Ref. 45335); cincta: Name from Latin cinctum, a girdle or belt, presumably referring to the banded color pattern; treated as a noun in apposition by Winterbotton & Burridge, 1993:2063 (Ref. 10753).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 70 m (Ref. 2334), usually 1 - 30 m (Ref. 9002). Tropical; 32°N - 24°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5525)
(total): 7 - 8;
soft rays: 9. Characterized by having alternating dark-edged brown and narrower white bars on head and body; dorsal and caudal fins with brown spotting; basal part of dorsal fins with dark spots/bands; longitudinal scale series 27-31; ctenoid scales on body except cycloid on abdomen, prepectoral and prepelvic areas; upper opercle with a patch of cycloid scales; cheek without scales; depth of body 3.8-4.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Persian Gulf and east coast of Africa to islands of Micronesia, Fiji and Tonga; Japan to Coral Sea.
Hides in caves and crevices (Ref. 9710), also among corals or rock. Ranges to at least 70 m. Monogamous (Ref. 52884).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Benthic spawner (Ref. 31409). Bi-directional sex change was proposed for this species (Ref. 103751).
Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00548 - 0.01590), b=3.02 (2.88 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for species & (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .