Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Priolepis: Greek, prio = to saw + Greek,lepis = scale (Ref. 45335); semidoliata: Name from Latin semi meaning half and dolium for barrel, presumably a comparison of the barred colored pattern extending halfway down the body to the hoops of a barrel; noun in apposition.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 58302). Tropical; 30°N - 35°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602)
soft rays: 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.
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).
Benthic in caves and crevices of seaward reefs (Ref. 58302).
Winterbottom, R. and M. Burridge, 1993. Revision of the species of Priolepis possessing a reduced transverse pattern of cheek papillae and no predorsal scales (Teleostei; Gobiidae). Can. J. Zool. 71:494-514.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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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=0.00871 (0.00404 - 0.01876), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .