Eviota ancora Greenfield & Suzuki, 2011
Hookcheek dwarfgoby
Eviota ancora
photo by Suzuki, T.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 6 - 14 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan (Ryukyu Islands); Indonesia and underwater photographs from the Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7. This species is distinguished from its congeners by following set of characters: cephalic sensory-pore system pattern group 2 (lacking only IT pore); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/7; pectoral-fin rays simple; 5th pelvic-fin ray 10% of 4th; no distinct dark marks on body; scales not strongly pigmented; caudal fin with 5 irregular bands of circles of dark chromatophores crossing the fin; live or fresh specimens with a hook-shaped orange mark on side of the head (Ref. 86696).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.04.11

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