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Eviota imitata Greenfield, Tornabene & Erdmann, 2017

Imitator dwarfgoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > 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.;  imitata: Name from Latin verb 'imitor', meaning to mimic or imitate, referring to its similarity to Eviota flebilis; feminine adjective.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 12 m (Ref. 115492).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. ); 1.3 cm SL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Typically observed and collected from a current-swept rubble field where individuals are perched on small 5-10 cm long pieces of coralline-algae-encrusted coral rubble, and would quickly retreat under the rubble when approached (Ref. 115492).

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Greenfield, D.W., L. Tornabene and M.V. Erdmann, 2017. Eviota imitata, a new dwarfgoby from Raja Ampat, Indonesia (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 26:86-94. (Ref. 115492)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), 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) .