Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: shimadai: Named for Kazuhiko Shimada; noun in genitive case. More on authors: Greenfield & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 29 m (Ref. 83982). Subtropical
Western Pacific: Japan, Palau and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83982); 1.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: dorsal/anal fin-ray formula usually 8/8, sometimes 8/7 or 9/8; pectoral fin rays 16-17 (usually 16), all unbranched; cephalic sensory-pore system pattern IV (lacking pores PITO and IT, AITO enlarged, engulfing the PITO); fifth segmented pelvic-fin ray variable, absent to 18% of fourth ray; non-fimbriate genital papilla; filamentous first dorsal fin (second spine 67.2% SL in holotype); branches on fourth pelvic-fin ray 2-3, 2-3 segments between branches; body with no distinct large dark marks; side of body with scattered internal melanophores, under pectoral fin and on side of head; presence of silver bar across central part of pectoral-fin base when alive (Ref. 83982); characterized further by semi translucent body with irregular, internal reddish midlateral stripe; presence of rows of small reddish spots along dorsal midline; usually with several narrow reddish bars above base of anal fin; longitudinal scale series 23-24; sctenoid scales, absent on head, nape and base of pectoral fin; depth of body 4.3-5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits sheltered reefs in 3-20 (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.1 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 973 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00427 - 0.01860), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .