Priolepis inhaca (Smith, 1949)
Brick goby
photo by Kuiter, R.H.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 12 - 26 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Taiwan and the Society Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. This species has a few, relatively narrow (less than pupil diameter) light bars on the head (Ref. 37816); characterized by pinkish grey with dark brown scale edges forming a network; presence of three pale vertical lines below eye and interconnected pale lines on top of head; 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 (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Has been collected from lagoons and drop-offs (Ref. 1602). Also found in reef crevices (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 March 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.05.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 15.04.13
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.02.97

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