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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Bray, D.J. 2020, Eviota afelei in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1341

Afele's Eviota, Eviota afelei Jordan & Seale 1906

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Distribution

Offshore reefs of NW Western Australia, Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef,  and reefs in the Coral Sea, to at least Broughton Island, New South Wales. 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.

Etymology

The species is named afelei in honour of the Samoan boy, Afele, who collected type specimen from coral heads in Pago Pago, Samoa.

Species Citation

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

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

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. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T193108A2196381.en. Downloaded on 07 July 2020.

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. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.48268

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.219620

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 See ref at BHL

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 

Lefèvre, C.D. & Bellwood, D.R. 2015. Disturbance and recolonisation by small reef fishes: the role of local movement versus recruitment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 537: 205-215.

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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