Ramachandran S., Marimuthu K., Ramalingam L. 2020. New record of narrowbar reefgoby, Priolepis profunda (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Gobiidae), from Indian waters. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 50 (4): 465–469.
The present paper reports the first record of the narrowbar reefgoby, Priolepis profunda (Weber, 1909) from the Indian coast. Two specimens (33.5 and 38.5 mm of TL), were caught during a demersal trawling survey conducted in the area between 9°40.7′N, 76°05.8′E and 9°45.1′N, 76°03.9′E at 33 m in June 2017. The specimens were collected from a coral rock which entered in the trawl net during the demersal resources survey. The morphological descriptions of the specimens collected are compared with those of existing records.
Priolepis profunda, coral rock, new record, bottom trawl, India