Eviota flebilis Greenfield, Suzuki & Shibukawa, 2014
Tearful dwarfgoby
photo by Suzuki, T.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.01 cm SL (male/unsexed); 1.03 cm SL (female)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 5 - 8 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Ryukyu Islands (Japan).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7; Vertebrae: 25-25. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: cephalic sensory-pore system pattern 2 (lacking only IT pore); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/7; unbranched pectoral-fin rays; fifth pelvic-fin ray 9.7-12.9% of 4th; caudal-fin base with a narrow dark bar; a red line reaching down from under eye to jaws; presence of 5 postanal ventral-midline spots associated with subcutaneous bars; absence of black crescent-shaped marks underneath pectoral fin (Ref. 95167).
Biology:  Photographed or collected from lagoon, slope, and drop-off coral-reef habitats (Ref. 95167).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.05.14
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.11.16

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