Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | 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.; angustifascia: Name from Latin /angustus', meaning narrow and 'fascia' for band, referring to the narrow, white, vertical lines; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 15 - 65 m (Ref. 123827), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Central Pacific: north coast of New Guinea and Fiji.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123827); 1.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: all cephalic sensory-canal pores absent; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 9/8; unbranched pectoral-fin rays 13-14; with fifth pelvic-fin ray and 10-17% of fourth ray; body crossed by 5 narrow, white, vertical lines separating wider dark bars and with the dark bar under posterior half of second dorsal fin wider than orbit diameter (Ref. 123827).
Collected from deep crevices on steep outer-reef slopes or walls exposed to current and clear oceanic waters; 4 of the 5 specimens were collected from depths of 50 m or greater. It is probably more widespread in the region in similar habitats (Ref. 123827).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and M.V. Erdmann, 2020. Eviota angustifascia, a new dwarf goby from Fiji and New Guinea (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 36:31-37. (Ref. 123827)
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
): 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) .