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: deminuta: Name from Latin adjective 'deminuta' meaning small, diminutive. Both scientific and common names refer to the tiny size and reduced morphology of this species; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 2 - 41 m (Ref. 94084), usually 3 - 6 m (Ref. 94084). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia (widely distributed among the islands of the Archipelago).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 0.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94084)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: no sensory pores on head; dorsal/anal formula 8/7; branched pectoral-fin rays; fifth pelvic-fin ray absent; caudal peduncle has a dark spot, typically restricted to above lateral midline; caudal peduncle with a dark blotch over the middle, and a dark bar or crescent over its posterior margin and base of caudal rays (Ref. 94084).
Collected from coral and rocky reefs at depths from 3-41 m; very abundant at Nuku Hiva, where nearly 250 individuals were captured in a single collection between 3-6 m depth (Ref. 94084).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tornabene, L., G.N. Ahmadia and J.T. Williams, 2013. Four new species of dwarfgobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota) from the Austral, Gambier, Marquesas and Society Archipelagos, French Polynesia. Syst. Biodiver. 11(3):363-380. (Ref. 94084)
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
): 27.7 - 28.1, mean 28 (based on 18 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00300 - 0.01455), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±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) .