Priolepis winterbottomi Nogawa & Endo, 2007
photo by Kochi University, Lab. Of Marine Biology, Faculty of Science (BSKU)

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.02 cm SL (male/unsexed); 3.19 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 40 - 95 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. 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).
Biology:  Inhabits sandy bottom at depths between about 40 and 100 m (Ref. 75864).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.06.08

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