Eviota distigma Jordan & Seale, 1906
Twospot dwarfgoby
photo by Herler, J.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 10 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific:from the Red Sea, MaIdives and eastern Indonesia; north to Japan (Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands), through Micronesia to Line Is. across Polynesia (eastward to Pitcairns); south to Australia (west coast of Great Barrier Reef). New Caledonia, and across to the Tuamotus and Pitcairn Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Dorsal to anal fin-ray formula 8/8. Description: with translucent greenish or slightly yellowish with red brown spots on each scale; 5-6 internal brownish bars on body; head with numerous dark brown to reddish spots on head; pectoral fin base with pair of large brown spots; first three dorsal spines of male may be elongate, first two filamentous; tenth to fifteenth pectoral rays almost always branched; longitudinal scale series 23-25; ctenoid scales, none on head, nape and base of pectoral fin; separated pelvic fins, thin membrane joining bases; average of 7 branches on fourth pelvic ray; depth of body 3.9-4.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits inshore reefs in 1-10 m (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 March 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.02.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 04.07.16

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