Blackbelly Goby, Eviota nigriventris Giltay 1933

A Blackbelly Goby, Eviota nigriventris, at Gunung Api, Bandak, Indonesia. Source: Mark Erdmann / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

A small red goby with a translucent area along he back above a narrow white line from the snout running the length of the body, a narrow white line running through the eye above the pupil on to the gill cover, a small white spot or dash below the eye, and a blackish patch on the tail base.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Eviota nigriventris in Fishes of Australia, accessed 08 Apr 2020,

Blackbelly Goby, Eviota nigriventris Giltay 1933

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Bedwell Island, Western Australia, near Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, and reefs in the Coral Sea (Chesterfield Islands outside AUS EEZ).


Dorsal fin VI-VII, 9; Anal fin I, 8. 


Bray, D.J. 2017

Blackbelly Goby, Eviota nigriventris Giltay 1933


Greenfield, D.W. & Randall, J.E. 2011. Two new Indo-Pacific species in the Eviota nigriventris complex (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 2997: 54-66.

Greenfield, D.W. & Tornabene, L. 2014. Eviota brahmi n. sp. From Papua New Guinea, with redescription of Eviota nigriventris (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 3793(1): 133-146.

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): 127 pp.

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CAAB Code:37428127

Depth:10-150 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:3 cm SL

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