Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Priolepis: Greek, prio = to saw + Greek,lepis = scale (Ref. 45335); eugenius: Origin of name unclear; either from Greek 'eugenes' for well-born or noble, or less likely from Greek 'eu' for true or original and Latin 'genius', the protecting attendant spirit of a person or place. Both interpretations do not seem especially appropriate for this drab little fish (Ref. 10753).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 26 m (Ref. 58302). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3921)
Eastern Central Pacific: appears to be endemic to Hawaii.
Inhabits shoreline waters at depths over 6 m (Ref. 3921). Benthic in reefs and coral rubble (Ref. 58302).
Randall, J.E., 1985. Guide to Hawaiian reef fishes. Harrowood Books, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA. 74 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02164 (-0.18839 - 0.23167), b=2.76 (2.64 - 2.87), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .