Eviota pinocchioi Greenfield & Winterbottom, 2012
Pinocchio dwarfgoby
photo by Erdmann, M.V.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.65 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 14 - 73 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Palau and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 25-25. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: cephalic sensory-pore system always lacking POP and IT pores, PITO and AITO pores fused 50% of time; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; unbranched pectoral-fin rays; 4th pelvic-fin ray bifurcated with each branch about 50% of the total length of the ray; unbranched 5th pelvic-fin ray 6.5-15.3 (11.0%) of 4th; in males, dorsal-fin spines are filamentous, very long tubular anterior nares, length almost equal to pupil diameter, reaching well anterior to the upper lip, and black; in life body translucent and crossed by six narrow red bands and when preserved, devoid of obvious dark marks on body (Ref. 92345).
Biology:  Found in vertical drop-off with caves and sandy and slope with some Halimeda (Ref. 92345).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 March 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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