Priolepis semidoliata (Valenciennes, 1837)
Half-barred goby
Priolepis semidoliata
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 30 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Johnston Island and Pitcairn, north to Japan, south to Australia. Replaced by Priolepis farcimen in the Hawaiian Islands (Ref. 37816).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Scales mostly restricted to the abdomen. Has relatively wide (> or = pupil diameter) light bars from the snout to the pectoral base, and few if any scales anterior of the operculum. Very similar to P. farcimen.
Biology:  Benthic in caves and crevices of seaward reefs (Ref. 58302).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.03.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 09.05.12

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