Eviota prasina (Klunzinger, 1871)
Greenbubble dwarfgoby
Eviota prasina
photo by Herler, J.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 65 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, including the Red Sea; throughout East Indian region, including Indonesia, Philippines, Palau; north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Norfolk Island (but not known from the Great Barrier Reef).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-9. Characterized by 5 subcutaneous spots from anal base to caudal base (Ref. 2798); translucent greenish color with 6-7 internal brown bars; scale margins reddish brown; head with red-brown spots/bands; upper half of caudal peduncle with large black spot; prolonged and filamentous first dorsal spine in male; longitudinal scale series 23-25; ctenoid scales, absent on head, nape, breast and pectoral fin base; separated pelvic fins, thin membrane joining bases; depth of body 4.1-5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits rubble and algal-covered dead reef near shore in 0-5 m (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.02.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 18.07.17
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.02.97

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