Teleostei (teleosts) > Gobiiformes
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(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Priolepis: Greek, prio = to saw + Greek,lepis = scale (Ref. 45335); kappa: Name from the Greek letter kappa, referring to the stylized 'K' formed by the postocular and opercular bars; noun in apposition..
More on authors: Winterbottom & Burridge.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 9018). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Comoros to Taiwan and Fiji. Recently reported from Ouvéa Atoll, Loyalty Islands (Ref. 13236) and Tonga (Ref. 53797).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9018)
soft rays: 7 - 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: no fraenum; a high pectoral fin count of 18-19; pelvic ray subequal o the fourth; position of the head bars with postocular bar joining the opercular bar at a level with the eye; scale pockets strongly outlined with melanophores and brown chromatophores (Ref. 9018); characterized further by yellowish brown body with darker brown scale edges; body with six narrow whitish bars; longitudinal scale series 23-26; head and nape without scales; ctenoid body scales except cycloid on abdomen; bony interorbital space half pupil diameter; cheek with single vertical row of papillae; depth of body 4.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits reef crevices (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R. and M. Burridge, 1993. Revision of the species of Priolepis possessing a reduced transverse pattern of cheek papillae and no predorsal scales (Teleostei; Gobiidae). Can. J. Zool. 71:494-514. (Ref. 9018)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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