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.; occasa: Name from Latin 'occaus' meaning sunset, referring to the distinctive yellow-orange broad wedge-shaped bar at the caudal-fin base on a red body; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 14 - 20 m (Ref. 94952), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Palau and Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94952)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: lacks all cephalic sensory-canal pores; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; some pectoral-fin rays are branched; rudimentary or no fifth pelvic-fin ray; 5 branches in fourth pelvic-fin ray; D1 crossed by two dark bands separated by a diagonal light band, a distinct dark spot on caudal peduncle anterior to caudal fin, followed by a pale bar and a yellow-orange broad wedge-shaped bar at caudal-fin base (Ref. 94952).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W., R. Winterbottom and T. Suzuki, 2014. Eviota occasa, a new species of dwarfgoby from Palau and the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 10:11-19. (Ref. 94952)
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
): 24.2 - 29.4, mean 28.8 °C (based on 556 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), 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
): 2.9 ±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) .