Afele's Eviota, Eviota afelei Jordan & Seale 1906


Other Names: Afele's Pygmy Goby, Afele’s Dwarfgoby, Afele's Fringefin Goby

Afele's Eviota, Eviota afelei, in Fiji. Source: John E. Randall / FishBase. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A tiny translucent greyish to greenish goby with irregular internal orange-brown bars along the sides, a dark vertical line on each scale, and a pale greyish head with vertically elongate orange-brown spots.

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Dianne J. Bray, Eviota afelei in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Apr 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/1341

Afele's Eviota, Eviota afelei Jordan & Seale 1906

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Distribution

Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef to One Tree Island, Queensland, also reefs in the Coral Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, east-Indo-west-central Pacific - from the Tuamotu Archipelago westward to the islands of Oceania and the Timor Sea, Great Barrier Reef, and New Caledonia to the south, and Ryukyu Islands, Japan to the north.
Inhabits shallow reef areas including exposed reef flats.

Features

Dorsal fin VI + I, 8-9; Anal fin I, 6-8; pectoral fin 15-18, 11th-15th rays usually branched. 
Cephalic sensory-canal pore system lacking only the IT pore (pattern 2); pectoral-fin rays branched; fifth pelvic-fin ray small or rudimentary (about 10% of 4th pelvic ray).

Colour

Caudal fin with rows of small dark spots set close together on rays, membranes dark; small dark spot present over preural centrum associated with last subcutaneous bar may be present; scale edges not dark.

Species Citation

Eviota afelei Jordan & Seale 1906, Bull. Bur. Fish. (U.S.) for 1905 25: 387, fig. 77. Type locality: Pago Pago, Samoa. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Afele's Eviota, Eviota afelei Jordan & Seale 1906

References


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Cole, K.S. 1990. Patterns of gonad structure in hermaphroditic gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 28: 125-142.

Greenfield, D., Larson, H. & Williams, J.T. 2016. Eviota afelei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T193108A2196381. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T193108A2196381.en. Downloaded on 26 December 2016.

Greenfield, D.W. & Randall, J.E. 2016. A review of the dwarfgobies of Fiji, including descriptions of five new species (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 20: 25-75. PDF Open access

Greenfield, D.W. & Winterbottom, R. 2016. A key to the dwarfgoby species (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota) described between 1871 and 2016. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 24: 35–90. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.219620 Open access 

Jordan, D.S. & Seale, A. 1906. The fishes of Samoa. Description of the species found in the Archipelago, with a provisional checklist of the fishes of Oceania. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries (U.S.) for 1905 25: 173-455 figs 1-111 pls 33-53 

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp.

Kuiter R.W. & Tonozuka, T. 2001. Indonesian Reef Fishes. Part 3. Jawfishes - Sunfishes, Opistognathidae - Molidae. Melbourne : Zoonetics pp. 623–893.

Lachner, E.A. & Karnella, S.J. 1980. Fishes of the Indo-Pacific genus Eviota with descriptions of eight new species (Teleostei : Gobiidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 315: 1-127 figs 1-66 

Randall, J.E., 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 720 pp.

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428114

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:0-5 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:2.3 cm TL

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