Eviota variola Lachner & Karnella, 1980
Finspot dwarfgoby
Eviota variola
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.15 cm SL (male/unsexed); 2.08 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. This species is most closely related to the Eviota prasina complex, but differs from it in the following characters: usually A I,9 rather than I,8; pelvic fin often with a rudimentary fifth ray, which is usually absent in E. prasina; first filamentous dorsal spine with alternating dark and light spots to tip; occipital spots dark, prominent in adults but faint in young; dark peduncle spot more circular than chevron shaped; dark subcutaneous bars on posterior part of trunk 5/5, not 4/5 (Ref.
Biology:  The smallest gravid female 1.74 cm SL (Ref. 5293). Found in coral reef, benthic (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.07.09
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 18.07.17

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