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.; hoesei: Named for Douglass F. Hoese, in recognition of his important contributions to the systematics of gobioid fishes. More on authors: Gill & Jewett.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - 25 m (Ref. 59013), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia, the Norfolk Ridge (Norfolk Island) and Lord Howe Rise.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59013)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinct from its congeners by the following characters: D VI + I, 9; A I, 8 (usually); some pectoral-fin rays are branched; cephalic sensory-pore system pattern 2; 2 diffuse to prominent dark spots at the base of pectoral fin; fifth segmented pelvic-fin ray present, usually about 1/10 length of fourth ray; and 6 subcutaneous bars/spots on lower postanal trunk (Ref. 59013).
Collected from tidepools and rock and coral reefs in lagoons and reef slopes (Ref. 59013).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C. and S.L. Jewett, 2004. Eviota hoesei and E. readerae, new species of fish from the Southwest Pacific, with comments on the identity of E. corneliae Fricke (Perciformes: Gobiidae). Rec. Western Aust. Mus. 56:235-240. (Ref. 59013)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 21.1 - 26.2, mean 25.1 °C (based on 201 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00475 - 0.02204), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.2 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) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 264 [96, 760] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.97 [0.92, 4.35] mg/100g ; Protein = 19 [17, 21] % ; Omega3 = 0.3 [0.1, 0.7] g/100g ; Selenium = 8.77 [3.25, 25.06] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 111 [23, 497] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.18 [1.14, 4.08] mg/100g (wet weight);