Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
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Etymology: Priolepis: Greek, prio = to saw + Greek,lepis = scale (Ref. 45335). More on author: Weber.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 45 - 114 m (Ref. 85603), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Indo-West Pacific: Thailand (Gulf of Thailand) Australia (WA to NT, Arafura Sea), Indonesia (New Guinea), and the Philippines (Samar Sea); probably widespread.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85603)
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: interorbital broad, with a slight depression between eyes; predorsal scales covered with ctenoid scales to above mideye, and a small naked patch immediately before first dorsal fin; scales absent immediately behind eye before transverse postocular papilla row; prepelvic area partly scaled immediately before pelvic origin, in 2-8 rows; usually no opercular scales, but rarely 1-5 small scales dorsally; no scales on; usually D2 I,10, A I,8, pectoral rays 19; transverse pattern of sensory papilla rows on cheek; pelvic fins connected to form a plate, but no interspinal membrane, the fifth ray with multiple branches, length about 75-80% of length of fourth ray; head and body brown with a distinct large black blotch at anterior base of first dorsal fin, and in life, head and body with very thin blue bands; no bands dorsally on caudal fin; mouth very oblique, jaws form an angle for 55°-60° with body axis (Ref. 85603).
Inhabits reef crevices (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hoese, D.F. and H.K. Larson, 2010. Description of two new species of the genus Priolepis from the Indo-Pacific with redescription of Priolepis profunda and Priolepis psygmophilia. Ichthyol. Res. 57(3):367-372. (Ref. 85603)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 23.2 - 28.2, mean 27.1 °C (based on 298 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) .