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Priolepis profunda  (Weber, 1909)

Narrowbar reefgobby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Priolepis: Greek, prio = to saw + Greek,lepis = scale (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 45 - 114 m (Ref. 85603).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Thailand (Gulf of Thailand) Australia (WA to NT, Arafura Sea), Indonesia (New Guinea), and the Philippines (Samar Sea); probably widespread.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85603)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 1; Anal 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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits reef crevices (Ref. 90102).

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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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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