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); winterbottomi: Named tor Dr. Richard Winterbottom, who has greatly contributed to the systematics of .Priolepis species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 40 - 95 m (Ref. 75864). Temperate
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75864); 3.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished from its congeners by having the following characters: well developed transverse pattern of sensory-papillae rows on cheek; papillae in anterior transverse interorbital row (ATI) 4 and papillae in posterior transverse interorbital row (PTI) 12; lateral line scales 28-29 ; predorsal scales 14-15; ctenoid scales 3 on upper part of opercle and long and slender gill-rakers on outer first arch without denticles on inner rim; pelvic fins with a vestigial membrane, no frenum; body pinkish (like a cherry blossom); vertical fins red; dark bands on body 6 (Ref. 75864).
Inhabits sandy bottom at depths between about 40 and 100 m (Ref. 75864).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nogawa, Y. and H. Endo, 2007. A new species of the genus Priolepis (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from Tosa Bay, Japan. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A. (Suppl. 1):153-161. (Ref. 75864)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00418 - 0.01902), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 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) .