Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Hides in caves and crevices (Ref. 9710), also among corals or rock. Ranges to at least 70 m. Monogamous (Ref. 52884).
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Distribution

Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles, Comores and Mascarenes east to Fiji and Tonga, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, Elizabeth and Middleton reefs, and New Caledonia.
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Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Tonga (Ref. 10753), north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef.
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Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles, Comores and Mascarenes east to Fiji and Tonga, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, Elizabeth and Middleton reefs, and New Caledonia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 9
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Size

Maximum size: 70 mm FL
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Maximum size: 70 mm FL
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Max. size

7.0 cm FL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5525))
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Type Information

Type for Amblygobius naraharae
Catalog Number: USNM 62239
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Radiograph
Collector(s): J. Snyder & M. Sindo
Locality: Market At Naha, Okinawa, Japan., Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
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Paratype for Amblygobius naraharae
Catalog Number: USNM 74553
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Gilbert, J. Snyder, M. Sindo, H. Heath, C. Burke, H. Torrey & A. Clark
Year Collected: 1906
Locality: Naha, Okinawa, Japan., Okinawa, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype:
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth: 1 - 70m.
From 1 to 70 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 70 m (Ref. 2334), usually 1 - 30 m (Ref. 9002)
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Depth range based on 149 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 87 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.4575 - 72
  Temperature range (°C): 25.275 - 29.336
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.047 - 3.114
  Salinity (PPS): 32.200 - 40.307
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.755 - 4.812
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.073 - 0.546
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.506 - 7.618

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.4575 - 72

Temperature range (°C): 25.275 - 29.336

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.047 - 3.114

Salinity (PPS): 32.200 - 40.307

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.755 - 4.812

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.073 - 0.546

Silicate (umol/l): 0.506 - 7.618
 
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Depth: 1 - 50m.
From 1 to 50 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. Convict goby.   (Regan, 1908) Attains 6 cm. Yellowish brown with conspicuous dark-edged narrow whitish bars on head and body. Fins yellowish with narrow blue-white margins. Brown spots on dorsal and caudal fins. Lives in rocky crevices and caves and is rarely observed. Indo-West Pacific, Japan, Australia, Marianas south to East Africa down to Natal in South Africa. Found primarily in shallow water, depth less than 50 m.
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs among corals or rock.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Benthic spawner.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Priolepis cincta

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 9
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Priolepis cinctus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 4 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

NNNNCTTTATCTTGTATTTGGTGCCTGAGCCGGGATAGTTGGAACCGCCCTCAGCCTCCTAATTCGGGCTGAACTTAGCCAGCCCGGCGCTCTACTTGGGGACGATCAGATTTACAATGTGATTGTAACCGCTCATGCTTTCGTAATAATTTTTTTTATGGTCATACCTATTATGATCGGGGGTTTCGGAAACTGACTAGTACCACTTATAATTGGTGCCCCTGACATGGCTTTCCCCCGAATAAATAACATAAGCTTCTGGCTTCTCCCCCCCTCCTTTTTGCTTCTTCTAGCATCCTCTGGCGTAGAAGCAGGGGCAGGAACAGGATGAACAGTTTATCCCCCGTTGGCCAGCAACCTAGCCCACGCAGGGGCCTCTGTAGATTTAACAATTTTTTCTCTTCACTTAGCTGGAATTTCCTCTATCCTAGGGGCAATCAATTTTATTACTACAATCTTAAATATGAAACCCCCCTCAATTTCGCAATACCAGACCCCCCTTTTCGTTTGGGCGGTCTTAATTACTGCCGTCCTTCTTCTCCTCTCCCTCCCAGTTCTCGCAGCTGGCATTACAATGCTTCTAACAGACCGAAATTTAAATACTACATTCTTTGACCCTGCTGGAGGAGGGGACCCAATTCTTTATCAACATCT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Priolepis cinctus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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