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Eviota macrophthalmus Tomiyama, 1936
Synonym for Trimma macrophthalmus Tomiyama, 1936
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Eviota; Species: macrophthalmus; Original reference
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senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of Generic name : 
No etymology given, suggested by Christopher Scharpt: from Latin 'eu' for 'true' and 'iota' for anything very small, in combination 'truly very small' referring to it as being the smallest vertebrate at the time it has benn described by Jenkins (thus, making the suggestion by Scharpt plausible.
Etymology of specific name : 
Origin of name not given, but presumably from ‘macro’ for large and the Greek noun ‘opthalmos’, meaning eye; originally spelled as ‘macrophthalmus’, and the spelling is retained because the second half of the specific name is a noun; thus treated as noun in apposition.
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