Eviota eyreae Greenfield & Randall, 2016
Eyre's dwarfgoby
photo by Eyre, J.V.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.07 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 3 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Fiji.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: cephalic sensory-canal pore system lacking the IT and PITO pores, while the AITO pore is not enlarged or double; lacks the dark spot over the preural centrum area; dorsal/anal-fin formula is 7/7; 16 pectoral-fin rays, some are branched; when alive, the body has many brick-red markings (Ref. 107299).
Biology:  This species is collected over low-relief reef of dead coral and coral rock rubble (Ref. 107299).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 29 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 04.07.16

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