Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Eviota: No etymology given, suggested by Christopher Scharpt: from Latin 'eu' for 'true' and 'iota' for anything very small, in combination 'truly very small' referring to it as being the smallest vertebrate at the time it has benn described by Jenkins (thus, making the suggestion by Scharpt plausible.; raja: Named in reference to the type locality, Raja Ampat Islands (Ref. 44113).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated, usually 4 - 12 m (Ref. 44113). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Indonesia (Raja Ampat Islands).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44113)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. Pectoral fin rays simple; spinous dorsal fin elongate or filamentous in both sexes, first to third (rarely fourth) longest; fifth pelvic fin ray well developed, five-tenths to nine-tenths length of fourth ray; cephalic sensory pore system lacking IT and PITO pores, and AITO pore single (except double in smallest paratype) and very large; posterior rays of second dorsal and anal fins elongate, forming a lanceolate shape; membranes of dorsal and anal fins slightly dusky; lower portion of caudal peduncle dusky and pair of vertically elongate black spots at upper and lower caudal fin base, their upper and lower edges often joined or nearly joined at middle of caudal peduncle, especially in mature adults (Ref. 44113).
Found in sheltered reef slopes (Ref. 44113). Forms aggregations of 10-20 individuals among branching coral (Ref. 44113).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., 2001. Description of two new gobies (Eviota, Gobiidae) from Indonesian seas. aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 4(4):125-130. (Ref. 44113)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00277 - 0.01371), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .