Eviota mimica Greenfield & Randall, 2016
Mimic dwarfgoby
photo by Greenfield, D.W.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.33 cm SL (male/unsexed); 1.16 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Fiji.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: complete cephalic sensory-canal pore system (pattern 1); some branched pectoral-fin rays; dorsal/anal-fin formula is 8/8; in males the first dorsal spine is filamentous; the fifth pelvic-fin ray may be absent or rudimentary; male urogenital papilla is a flat rounded plate; there are 3 bars extending down from lower half of eye; with a dark mark on the lower portion of the preopercular margin; dark bars angling down posteroventrally at the upper and lower portions of pectoral-fin base; there are a number of dark marks on underside of head (Ref. 107299).
Biology:  Specimens often collected from reef face or spur-and-groove habitat (Ref. 107299).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 05.07.16

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