Eviota lachdeberei Giltay, 1933
Lachdebere's dwarfgoby
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands, Vietnam, Indonesia; south to Rowley Shoals in the Timor Sea, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 6-7. Characterized by dark purplish brown body color with three white spots anteriorly on middle of side; presence of series of small white spots beginning on nape, continuing along base of dorsal fin and ending on dorsal surface of caudal peduncle; caudal fin base with red-edged black spot; iris reddish; first four dorsal spines elongate or filamentous in male; all pectoral rays unbranched; longitudinal scale series 21-23; ctenoid scales, absent on head, nape and pectoral fin base; separated pelvic fins, thin membrane joining bases; well developed fifth pelvic ray, 50-70% length of fourth ray; 3-6 branches of fourth pelvic ray; depth of body 3.6-5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits silty sheltered reefs (Ref. 1602). Reported to be associated with the mushroom Heliofungia actiniformis (Ref. 91291).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.02.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 20.07.17

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