Greenbanded Eviota, Eviota zonura Jordan & Seale 1906

Other Names: Naked-headed Goby, Nakedheaded Gudgeon, Zoned Dwarfgoby, Zoned Pygmy Goby

A Greenbanded Eviota, Eviota zonura, at Ataoru, Indonesia. Source: John E. Randall / FishBase. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

A greenish dwarfgoby with five dark spots along the anal-fin base and lower part of the caudal peduncle, a large distinct dark almost chevron-shaped to rectangular spot (usually larger than the eye) on the caudal peduncle centred just above the midline. The Greenbanded Eviota may also have two indistinct dark spots on the pectoral-fin base.

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Greenbanded Eviota, Eviota zonura Jordan & Seale 1906

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Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia, Ashmore Reef (Timor Sea), Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, and Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the western Pacific from Indonesia (Waigeo, Java, Celebes Sea), north to Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Micronesia (Marshall Islands, Kagingamaragi, FSM), east to New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, the Samoan Islands to French Polynesia (Society Islands) and Pitcairn Islands.
Inhabits areas with coral, algal covered rocks and rubble.

Species Citation

Eviota zonura Jordan & Seale 1906, Bull. Bur. Fish. (U.S.) 1905 25: 386, fig. 75. Type locality: Pago Pago, Samoa. 


Bray, D.J. 2019


Australian Faunal Directory

Greenbanded Eviota, Eviota zonura Jordan & Seale 1906


Allen, G.R. 1993. Fishes of Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 44: 67-91 

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Greenfield, D., Larson, H. & Williams, J.T. 2016. Eviota zonura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T193123A2198332. Downloaded on 27 January 2018.

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 

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 

Myers, R.F. 1989. Micronesian Reef Fishes. Guam : Coral Graphics 298 pp. 

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and he Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37428138

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:2-17 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:2.6 cm TL

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