Eviota spilota Lachner & Karnella, 1980
Spottedfin dwarfgoby
photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 9 m
Distribution:  East Indian to Western Pacific: East Andaman Sea (coast of Thailand), Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines and Palau, Indonesia (Java and Kalimantan to West Papua), and Papua New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Characterized by translucent body with internal reddish-brown stripe, white dash-like markings immediately above and similar markings at level of upper pectoral fin base extending to middle of body; cheek with short brown stripe across; snout to occiput with white line on dorsal midline, side of snout with dark stripe; pupil-sized bluish spot at upper pectoral fin base; spots along base of dorsal fin, small and red-brown color; posteroventral body with six short internal brownish bars; longitudinal scale series 23-25; ctenoid scales except on head, nape, breast and base of pectoral fin; separated pelvic fins, bases joins by thin membrane; fourth pelvic ray with 3-8 branches; depth of body 3.9-4.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found in coral reefs, inshore (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.03.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 05.09.13

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