Eviota occasa Greenfield, Winterbottom & Suzuki, 2014
Sunset dwarfgoby
Eviota occasa
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.02 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 14 - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Palau and Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: lacks all cephalic sensory-canal pores; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; some pectoral-fin rays are branched; rudimentary or no fifth pelvic-fin ray; 5 branches in fourth pelvic-fin ray; D1 crossed by two dark bands separated by a diagonal light band, a distinct dark spot on caudal peduncle anterior to caudal fin, followed by a pale bar and a yellow-orange broad wedge-shaped bar at caudal-fin base (Ref. 94952).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.02.14

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