Red-and-black Eviota, Eviota dorsogilva Greenfield & Randall 2011

Other Names: Blackbelly Goby, Blackbelly Pygmy Goby, Black-spot Pygmy-goby, Creamback Dwarfgoby

A Red-and-black Eviota, Eviota dorsogilva, in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, November 2014. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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Red-and-black Eviota, Eviota dorsogilva Greenfield & Randall 2011

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Recorded in Australia from Clerke Reef (17°20'S) to Scott Reef (14°01'S), WA, and Tijou Reef (13°05'S) to Escape Reef (15°50'S), QLD. Found elsewhere in the tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.


In Australia, this species has previously been misidentified as Eviota nigriventris Giltay, 1933 (in Hoese & Larson, H.K. 2006). 

Species Citation

Eviota dorsogilva Greenfield & Randall, 2011, Zootaxa 2997: 56, figs 5–9, 11–15, 20. Type locality: north shore, reef east of Nananui-i-Cake reef, Viti Levu, Fiji (17.3334°S, 178°2729°E). 

Red-and-black Eviota, Eviota dorsogilva Greenfield & Randall 2011


Hoese, D.F. & Larson, H.K. 2006. Family Gobiidae. pp. 1612-1697 in Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. (as Eviota nigriventris)

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls. (as Eviota nigriventris)

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 (as Eviota nigriventris, in part)

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. (as Eviota nigriventris)

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CAAB Code:37428438

Depth:2-31 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:1.3 cm SL

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