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.; pamae: Named for Pamela Scott Rorke.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually 13 - 20 m (Ref. 93848). Tropical; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93848)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: unbranched pectoral-fin rays; dorsal-fin spines filamentous in male with third spine longest; 7-8 longest caudal-fin rays filamentous in male; well developed 5th pelvic-fin ray, 55-70 % length of fourth ray (average 63 %); cephalic sensory pore system lacking the IT and the PITO pores, the AITO pore single and very large; when alive, orange pink with bright yellow midlateral stripe, yellow mid-dorsal snout stripe, and single rounded dark spot on lower portion of caudal-fin base (Ref. 93848).
Found common at depths between about 13 and 20 m, on sheltered reef slopes where it formed aggregations of up to 10-30 individuals, among live and dead corals (predominantly tabulate acroporids), and in shady crevices (93848).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., W.M. Brooks and M.V. Erdmann, 2013. Eviota pamae, a new species of coral reef goby (Gobiidae) from Indonesian seas. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 19(2):79-84. (Ref. 93848)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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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=0.00708 (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
): 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) .