Eviota korechika Shibukawa & Suzuki, 2005
Korechika's dwarfoby
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.44 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 60 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean to Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, Brunei, Indonesia (N. Sulawesi & West Papua), Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Palau, Western Australia, and Sri Lanka.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. This species have the complete cephalic sensory-canal pore configuration, pores B', C (unpaired), D (unpaired), E, F, H', N' and O'. It differs from the other species of this subgroup in having the following set of characters: usually 9 dorsal-fin and 8 anal-fin segmented rays; well-developed membranes between pelvic-fin segmented rays; densely pigmented on edge of scale pockets, forming dusky reticulations on body; middle of first dorsal fin with a narrow arc-shaped, diagonal pale band (subtranslucent in preserved specimen); 5-7 diagonal bright-blue to pale-blue bars (translucent and sometimes quite indistinct in preserved specimens) on second dorsal and anal fins in each; 2 ovoid dusky spots on dorsal and ventral parts of pectoral-fin base; absence of an enlarged, distinct subcutaneous dusky spot on mid-lateral caudal peduncle; caudal fin with no conspicuous dusky markings (Ref. 81713).
Biology:  Inhabits coral reefs (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.07.09
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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