Rubble Eviota, Eviota prasina (Klunzinger 1871)

Other Names: Greenie, Midget Goby, Pepperfin Pygmy Goby

A Rubble Eviota, Eviota prasina, in Izu Ocean Park, Japan. Source: Izuzuki / License: CC BY Attribution-ShareAlike

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Rubble Eviota, Eviota prasina (Klunzinger 1871)

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Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, Rosemary Island, Western Australia, to New Year Island, Northern Territory, and Middleton Reef to Elizabeth Reef, Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

Species Citation

Eleotris prasinus Klunzinger 1871, Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 21: 481. Type locality:Red Sea. 


Bray, D.J. 2016


Australian Faunal Directory

Rubble Eviota, Eviota prasina (Klunzinger 1871)


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Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37428129

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:0-5 m

Max Size:4 cm TL

Max Size:Reef associated

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