Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > 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.; tigrina: The specific epithet is a noun in apposition, derived from the Latin tigrinus in reference to the many narrow, black lines on scale pockets forming spindle-shaped patterns like those in tigers. More on authors: Greenfield & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 16 - ? m (Ref. 79591). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tonga.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79591)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: dorsal-anal fin ray formula 10/9; lateral scales 27; pectoral-fin rays 6, branched; cephalic sensory-pore system pattern 2; fifth segmented pelvic-fin ray is present and 25% length of fourth ray; non-fimbriate genital papilla; dorsal fin is not filamentous; branches on fourth pelvic-fin ray 13; body with numerous vertical black lines (from black pigment in scale-pocket tissue) forming spindle-shaped patterns, with a curved black bar at the caudal-fin base, and dark reddish bars on the head.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and J.E. Randall, 2008. Eviota tigrina, a new Goby from Tonga (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 59(11):497-501. (Ref. 79591)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00418 - 0.01902), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), 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) .