Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: epistigmata: Name from Greek combination of 'epi' meaning over, and 'stigmata', meaning spot or mark, referring to the dark mark on the upper portion of the caudal peduncle.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 1 - 5 m (Ref. 96083). Tropical
Western Pacific: Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96083)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: fifth pelvic-fin ray absent or rudimentary; 5 or fewer dark internal spots or bands between anal-fin origin and caudal fin; no distinct markings on pectoral-fin base; similar with E. nigramembrana, it has a small, dark occipital spot; differs from E. nigramembrana by not having an obvious area of dark pigment on the opercular membrane; edges of the scale pockets are more heavily pigmented than E. nigramembrana; has a dark internal mark above the midline of the ural centrum (vs. on the middle of the centrum in E. nigripinna and over the entire centrum in E. winterbottomi); dorsal fin dark dusky basally and marginally, pale or light dusky in central portion of fin (Ref. 96083).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and S.L. Jewett, 2014. Two new dwarfgobies from the Western Pacific (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota). Copeia 2014(1):56-62. (Ref. 96083)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.4 - 29.2, mean 28.8 (based on 399 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00300 - 0.01455), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .