Eviota specca Greenfield, Suzuki & Shibukawa, 2014
Dusted dwarfgoby
photo by Suzuki, T.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.21 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 5 - 14 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan, Ryukyu Is..
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 26-26. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: cephalic sensory pore system pattern 1 (complete); 8/8 dorsal/anal-fin formula; body heavily sprinkled with chromatophores; upper pectoral-fin base pigmented; 4 subcutaneous body bars between anal-fin origin and caudal-fin base; occipital spot absent; pale opercular membrane; first dorsal fin sprinkled with small melanophores and chromatophores; caudal peduncle with no distinct dark spot or bar; cheek crossed by dark lines, red spots absent (Ref. 95167).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.05.14

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