Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Pinnichthys: Name formed Latin 'pinna' (feminine; fin) and 'ichthys' (Latinized form of the Greek acronym ichthus; fish); referring to the high number of fin rays in the second dorsal fin and anal fin of all species in the genus.; prolata: Name from Latin 'prolatus' for elongated; referring to the relatively elongate innermost or fifth pelvic-fin rayas compared to its congeners.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 54 - 110 m (Ref. 98742). Tropical
Western Atlantic Ocean: northeastern Gulf of Mexico, off South Carolina.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98742); 3.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 12;
Vertebrae: 27. This species which occur from deep reefs have two anal-fin pterygiophores anterior to the first haemal spine; have an extensively scaled body; high anal-fin ray count; with papillae rows 5i and 5s connected as a single row (Ref. 113825).
Occurs in deep reefs (Ref. 113825).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tornabene, L., J.L. Van Tassel, D.R. Robertson and C.C. Baldwin, 2016. Molecular phylogeny, analysis of discrete character evolution, and submersible collections facilitate a new classification for a diverse group of gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Gobiosomatini: Nes subgroup), with descriptions of nine new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 2016. (Ref. 113825)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00454 - 0.02011), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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) .