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.; specca: Name based on the Anglo/Saxon 'specca' for speckled, referring to the heavy speckling of chromatophores over the body; noun in apposition
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 5 - 14 m (Ref. 95167), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Northwest Pacific: Japan, Ryukyu Is..
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95167)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: cephalic sensory pore system pattern 1 (complete); 8/8 dorsal/anal-fin formula; body heavily sprinkled with chromatophores; upper pectoral-fin base pigmented; 4 subcutaneous body bars between anal-fin origin and caudal-fin base; occipital spot absent; pale opercular membrane; first dorsal fin sprinkled with small melanophores and chromatophores; caudal peduncle with no distinct dark spot or bar; cheek crossed by dark lines, red spots absent (Ref. 95167).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W., T. Suzuki and K. Shibukawa, 2014. Two new dwarfgobies of the genus Eviota from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 3774(5):481-488. (Ref. 95167)
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
): 20.5 - 26.3, mean 23.3 °C (based on 102 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) .