Variable Dwarfgoby, Eviota bipunctata Greenfield & Jewett 2016


A Variable Dwarfgoby, Eviota bipunctata, in Timor Leste, CAS 243925. Source: Mark V. Erdmann, Fig. 3, in Greenfield & Randall 2017, Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 29: 66–71. License: CC by Attribution

Summary:
A tiny dwarfgoby with a dark bar or one or two distinct dark spots on the pectoral-fin base.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Eviota bipunctata in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Jun 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5396

Variable Dwarfgoby, Eviota bipunctata Greenfield & Jewett 2016

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Distribution

Off Tantabiddi Creek, North West Cape, Western Australia, depth 0–4 m. Elsewhere the species is widespread in the Indo-west-central Pacific from Aldabra and the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, eastward to Ponape, Caroline Islands, northward to Taiwan and southward to Papua New Guinea (absent on the Great Barrier Reef).

Features

Dorsal fin VI + I,7-9; Anal fin I,7-9; Vertebrae 26. 
Cephalic sensory-pore system lacking only the IT pore (pattern 2); only some pectoral-fin rays are branched; pectoral-fin base with 1 or 2 prominent dark spots; dorsal/anal-fin formula usually 8/8; no occipital spots.

Etymology

The specific name bipunctata is from the Latin 'bi' (two) and 'punctum' (dot or spot), in reference to the 2 dark spots on the fleshy pectoral-fin base.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Variable Dwarfgoby, Eviota bipunctata Greenfield & Jewett 2016

References


Greenfield, D.W. & Jewett, S.L. 2016. Two new dwarfgobies from the Indian and western Pacific Oceans (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota). Zootaxa 4121 (5): 589-599 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4121.5.9 Abstract

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: 53-57.

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CAAB Code:37428440

Depth:0-8 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:1.7 cm SL

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