Eviota karaspila Greenfield & Randall, 2010
Eastern headspot dwarfgoby
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.79 cm SL (male/unsexed); 1.72 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 23 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Fiji and possibly Tonga.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: a dark, prominent occipital spot; eye 33.7-39.3% HL; caudal-peduncle depth 10.3-12.9% SL; slender body 16.7- 21.3% SL; no dark spots on nape and dorsal midline of trunk; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 9/8; pectoral-fin rays 16-17, some are branched; cephalic sensory-pore system pattern group I (complete); 5th segmented pelvic-fin ray 8-16% of 4th ray; non-fimbriated genital papilla; absence of 2 orange patches behind the eye in live or fresh individuals (Ref. 85556). Dorsal to anal fin-ray formula 9/8 (Ref. 116739).
Biology:  rotenone
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 25.11.10
Modified by: Greenfield, David W. - 04.07.16

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