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: sodwanaensis: Named for its type locality, Sodwana Bay (an adjective), plus the Latin suffix ensis denoting locality of occurrence,.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 14 - 30 m (Ref. 111251). Temperate
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: Kwazulu-Natal Province, South Africa.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111251); 1.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: complete cephalic sensory-pore system (pattern 1); 15 pectoral-fin rays, 9-14 are branched; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula, 8/7; short fifth pelvic-fin ray, 20% of 4th ray; with a dark occipital spot and a dark spot on preural centrum; orange (not dark) spots on pectoral-fin base 2, the upper one twice size of lower; first dorsal and anal fins are black; second dorsal fin dark (Ref. 111251).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and R. Winterbottom, 2016. Eviota sodwanaensis, a new dwarfgoby from South Africa (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 22:53-57. (Ref. 111251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
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) .