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.; pseudaprica: Name from Latin ‘pseudo’ meaning false and ‘apricus’ for sunny; it is an allusion to the similarity in coloration of this species to Sueviota aprica , especially on the nape; name is treated as a feminine nominative singular adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 13 - 66 m (Ref. 122127), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Palau and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 122127); 1.6 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is apparently a relatively deep-reef inhabitant primarily associated with small caves in the vertical slopes of the drop-offs. Collected by rotenone or clove oil from outer reef, vertical wall of drop-off with small caves, broad sandy ledge at 30 m, some gorgonians, sea fans, sponges, various hard corals, Acropora, Pocillopora, Halimeda (Ref. 122127).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R. and D.W. Greenfield, 2020. Eviota pseudaprica, a new dwarfgoby from the Western Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 35:30-40. (Ref. 122127)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [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) .