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.; algida: Name from Latin 'algidus' meaning cold; referring to this species being found in the cooler, deep upwelling waters (a first/second declension feminine adjective).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 30 - 32 m (Ref. 97683), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97683); 1.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: a complete cephalic sensory-canal pore pattern (pattern I); dorsal/anal-fin formula usually 8/8; lower pectoral-fin rays branched; no 5th pelvic-fin ray; males with anterior dorsal spines filamentous; subcutaneous dark spot at center of caudal peduncle over preural centrum; male urogenital papilla black; in life, with red eye with gold specks (Ref. 97683).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and M.V. Erdmann, 2014. Eviota algida, a new dwarfgoby species from the upwelling waters off Nusa Penida, Indonesia (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 13:27-34. (Ref. 97683)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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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) .