Eviota notata Greenfield & Jewett, 2012
Barhead dwarfgoby
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.54 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 27 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: the Seychelles and Amirante Islands; Mauritius, Mascarene Islands, Cargados Carajos Shoals; and the Chagos Archipelago.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 6-7; Vertebrae: 26-26. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: nape with a series of 3 prominent dark transverse marks, the first 2 of which are separated into enlarged spots dorsolaterally; dorsal to anal fin-ray formula 7/7; complete cephalic sensory pore system; pectoral-fin rays 10-14 always branched; first dorsal fin not elongate (Ref. 92021).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.10.12

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