Eviota jewettae Greenfield & Winterbottom, 2012
Jewett’s dwarfgoby
Eviota jewettae
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.24 cm SL (male/unsexed); 1.21 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 7 - 33 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: known from Palau (only from Helen Reef, the southern-most of the South West Islands), Philippine Islands, Papua New Guinea and Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. This species is distinguished from congeners by the following set of characters: cephalic sensory-pore system lacking all pores 98% of the time; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; pectoral-fin rays 15-16, ventralmost two rays unbranched with at least 2 (but up to 4) lower rays branched at tips above this, remainder of rays unbranched; 4th pelvic-fin ray bifurcated with each branch about 60% of total length of the ray; unbranched 5th pelvic-fin ray 13-20% of 4th; non-filamentous dorsal-fin spines, tubular anterior nares short, less than ½ pupil diameter in length; when alive, body is translucent and crossed by five broad orange to red bands (Ref. 82345).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 07.12.12

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