Queensland Eviota, Eviota queenslandica Whitley 1932

Other Names: Queensland Pygmy Goby, Queensland Pygmygoby

Queensland Eviota, Eviota queenslandica. Source: Barry Hutchins / Western Australian Museum. License: All rights reserved

A semi-translucent grey or greenish pygmygoby with intense dark spots on the head, narrow brown to reddish scale margins, about six internal brown bars and a pair of dark brown spots on the base of the pectoral fin.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Eviota queenslandica in Fishes of Australia, accessed 04 Dec 2020,

Queensland Eviota, Eviota queenslandica Whitley 1932

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Known on Australia from Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, and Beacon Island, Western Australia, to One Tree Island, Queensland. The species occurs elsewhere in the East-Indo-west Pacific. Inhabits rubble and algal-covered reef patches.


Dorsal fin VII, 8-10; Anal fin I, 7-9; Longitudinal scale series 23-25.
Scales ctenoid, absent on head, nape, breast and pectoral fin base; pelvic fins separated with a thin membrane joining bases; body depth 4.1-5.0 in SL.

Species Citation

Eviota viridis queenslandica Whitley, 1932, Fishes. Sci. Repts Great Barrier Reef Exped. 1928-1929 4(9): 301. Type locality: Batt Reef, QLD. 


Bray, D.J. 2017


Australian Faunal Directory

Queensland Eviota, Eviota queenslandica Whitley 1932


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CAAB Code:37428131

Depth:1-6 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:2.4 cm SL

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