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: santanai: Named for Connisso Antonino ("Nino Konis") Santana, a national hero in Timor-Leste's struggle for independence and who was renowned for his environmental awareness.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 5 - 8 m (Ref. 94533). Tropical
Western Pacific: Timos-Leste.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94533); 1.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: cephalic sensory-canal pore system lacks the IT and PITO pores, AITO pore not enlarged or paired, and POP pores are small; some pectoral-fin rays are branched; dorsal/anal formula 8/8; body with 6 body bars, a black midcaudal peduncle spot centered on the last bar; occipital spot absent; color in life includes pinkish-mauve bars that are red dorsally (Ref. 94533).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and M.V. Erdmann, 2013. Eviota santanai, a new dwarfgoby from Timor-Leste (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 3741(4):593-600. (Ref. 94533)
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
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
): 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) .