Eviota epiphanes, Divine dwarfgoby

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Eviota epiphanes Jenkins, 1903

Divine dwarfgoby
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Eviota: 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..

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica ? - 25 m (Ref. 58302).   Tropical

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Eastern Pacific: Hawaii Is. Chain, Johnston, and Kiritimati Islands (Kiribati).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.4 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 113727)

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Benthic in coral, crevices and under ledges (Ref. 58302). In the spur-and-groove habitat in Kaneohe Bay, O?ahu, Hawai‘i, it feeds mainly on harpacticoid copepods, tanaids, and amphipods, as well as a large variety of other small invertebrates (Ref. 107299).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Benthic spawner.

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Greenfield, D.W. and J.E. Randall, 2010. Four new gobiid fishes of the genus Eviota from the Western Pacific, with clarification of Evoita guttata and Evoita albolineata (Teleostei: Goblidae). Proc. Calif Acad. Sci. 61(3):269-289. (Ref. 83982)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

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