Eviota minuta Greenfield & Jewett, 2014
Minute dwarfgoby
Eviota minuta
photo by Jewett, S.L.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.27 cm SL (male/unsexed); 1.29 cm SL (female)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 5 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. This small species is distinguished by the following characters: males with concave, cup-shaped urogenital papilla with undulating margins; complete cephalic sensory-canal pore system (pattern I); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; posterior body with four broad, dark subcutaneous bars; radiating from lower eye are three broad, dark bars and another along posterior margin of preoperculum; nape with four dark, transverse bars and a series of dark spots along dorsal midline of body; ventral pectoral-fin base with a large, dark oblong spot and two more on dorsal portion either as two separate spots or fusing into a dark oblong spot angling anterodorsally (Ref. 97536).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.11.14

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