Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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.; maculosa: Name from the Latin adjective 'maculosa' for 'spotted', referring to the distinctive, large black spots on the first dorsal fin of males; treated as a feminine nominative singular adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 6 m (Ref. 118650). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Indonesia to Papua New Guinea; north to Japan, south to Australia
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118650); 1.7 cm (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species of Eviota with cephalic sensory-canal pore system lacking only an IT pore (Pattern 2); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 9/8; some pectoral-fin rays branched; fifth pelvic-fin ray present; urogenital papilla of male wide with straight smooth sides and many small papillae on end; no wedge-shaped mark at caudal-fin base and no dark spot over preural centrum; no distinct dark spots on pectoral-fin base; no postocular spot, but an oblong-to-teardrop-shaped mark dorsolaterally on head behind upper portion of eye; edges of scale pockets darkly pigmented; large round black spots on spines of first dorsal fin, about 1/3 pupil diameter, in larger males; large round spots usually on second dorsal and anal fins (Ref. 118650).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W., L. Tornabene, M. Gómez-Buckley and M.V. Erdmann, 2018. Eviota maculosa, a new dwarfgoby from the Western Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 31:18-31. (Ref. 118650)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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=0.00617 (0.00277 - 0.01371), 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 ±0.3 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) .