Eviota bilunula Greenfield & Suzuki, 2016
Crescent dwarfgoby
Eviota bilunula
photo by Greenfield, D.W.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.09 cm SL (male/unsexed); 0.99 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 14 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Fiji.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: cephalic sensory-canal pore system missing only IT pore (pattern 2); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 7/7 or 8/7; unbranched pectoral-fin rays; 5th pelvic-fin ray 15.9-16.4% of 4th ray; presence of a narrow dark bar at caudal-fin base; with a red line extending down from under eye to jaws; there are 5 postanal ventral-midline spots associated with subcutaneous bars; 2 distinctive black crescent-shaped marks present underneath the pectoral fin (Ref. 113376).
Biology:  Collected from rubble bottom by clove oil at 13.5 m depth (Ref. 113376).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.11.16

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