Priolepis pallidicincta Winterbottom & Burridge, 1993
Palebarred goby
Priolepis pallidicincta
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.79 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 56 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Sulawesi through Guam and the Gilbert Islands to Fiji.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Characterized by alternating yellowish-brown and pale grey to whitish bars on head and body; six broad yellow-brown bars on body; pelvic frenum absent; longitudinal scale series 26-28; ctenoid body scales, cycloid on base of pectoral fin and breast; 13-14 predorsal scales, ctenoid; opercle with maximum of two cycloid scales, absent on cheek; depth of body 4.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Cryptic inhabitant of crevices and caverns in 1-56 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.07.00
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 16.04.13

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