Priolepis randalli Winterbottom & Burridge, 1992
Randall's goby
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  5.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 15 - 56 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aqaba, southern Oman, and Jana Island, Persian Gulf.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Characterized by brown to reddish brown body color with four white bars on head; body with seven white bars; presence of ocellated black spot or smudge covering basal part of first five dorsal spines; longitudinal scale series; ctenoid scales on body, breast, midline of abdomen and nape; maximum of three rows of cycloid scales on opercle; well developed vertical rows of papillae on cheek; depth of body 3.6 in SL (Ref. 90102); caudal fin rounded, shorter than head (Ref. 11441).
Biology:  Found on coral reefs.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 June 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.02.98
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05

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