Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Japan, Micronesia (Palau and Yap), Hong Kong, northern Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia (Java and Kalimantan to West Papua), and Western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)
(total): 7 - 8;
soft rays: 7. Characterized by semi-translucent greyish body with internal stripe of alternating white and reddish brown; large brownish patch on lower side just posterior to pectoral fin base punctuated with large irregular white spots; from nape, along dorsal fin base, to dorsal surface of caudal peduncle with 14 brown spots/saddles; above anal fin base with 6-7 similar brown and white marks; first four dorsal spines of male and first two spines of female often elongate and filamentous; all pectoral rays unbranched; longitudinal scale series 22-23; ctenoid scales except on head, nape, breast and pectoral fin base; separated pelvic fins, bases joined by thin membrane; fourth pelvic ray with 2-8 branches; depth of body 4.0-4.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits shallow inshore algal reefs (Ref. 48637).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lachner, E.A. and S.J. Karnella, 1980. Fishes of the Indo-Pacific genus Eviota with descriptions of eight new species (Teleostei:Gobiidae). Smithson. Contrib. Zool. (315):127 p. (Ref. 5293)
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
): 24.9 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 1961 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
): 3.1 ±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) .