Network Reefgoby, Priolepis inhaca (Smith 1949)


Other Names: Brick Goby, Brick Reef Goby

A Network Reefgoby, Priolepis inhaca, at Flores, Indonesia. Source: Rudie H. Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A small pinkish-grey goby with dark brown scale edges forming a network pattern, three pale vertical lines below the eye and one on the gill cover, and interconnected pale lines on top of the head.

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Bray, D.J. 2016, Priolepis inhaca in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 Sep 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/146

Network Reefgoby, Priolepis inhaca (Smith 1949)

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Distribution

Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, and the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, to northern New South Wales; also Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical Indo-west-central Pacific.

Features

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8.  absence of pelvic frenum; longitudinal scale series 26-28; predorsal scales 12-17; ctenoid body scales; cycloid scales on pectoral fin base, breast and midlaterally on abdomen; opercle of adult with cycloid scales; predorsal scales absent; posterior edge of tubular posterior nostril adherent to edge of orbit; cheek with single vertical row of papillae; depth of body 4.0 in SL

Etymology

The species is named inhaca for the type locality, Inhaca Island, Mozambique.

Species Citation

Gobius inhaca Smith 1949, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 12 2(7): 103. Type locality: Inhaca, Delagoa Bay, Mozambique. 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2016

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Network Reefgoby, Priolepis inhaca (Smith 1949)

References


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. 

Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21.

Hoese, D.F. 1986. Family No. 240: Gobiidae. pp. 774-807 figs in Smith, M.M. & Heemstra, P.C. (eds) Smith's Sea Fishes. Johannesburg : Macmillan South Africa xx + 1047 pp. 144 pls. 
Myers, R.F. 1989. Micronesian Reef Fishes. Guam : Coral Graphics 298 pp.

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2 

Smith, J.L.B. 1949. Forty-two fishes new to South Africa, with notes on others. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12 2(7): 97-111 

Smith, J.L.B. 1959. Gobioid fishes of the families Gobiidae, Periophthalmidae, Trypauchenidae, Taenioididae and Kraemeriidae of the western Indian Ocean. Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 13: 185-225 figs 1-42 pls 9-13 (as Quisquilius inhaca)

Winterbottom, R. & Burridge, M. 1993. Revision of the Indo-Pacific Priolepis species possessing a reduced transverse pattern of cheek papillae, and predorsal scales (Teleostei; Gobiidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 71: 2056-2076 figs 1-23

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428238

Depth:12-26 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:4 cm TL

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