Eviota latifasciata Jewett & Lachner, 1983
Brownbanded dwarfgoby
Eviota latifasciata
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); 1.24 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 35 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean to New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga and French Polynesia (Austral Islands); north to Japan (Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands); south to Indonesia (Sulawesi, Lesser Sundas, Banda, West Papua); including Micronesia (Palau, FSM [Pohnpei], and Kiribati).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Characterized by semi-transparent body with 6-7 broad brown bars or blotches on side; head with white marks dorsally; longitudinal scale series 23-25; ctenoid scales, absent on head, nape, chest and pectoral fin base; separated pelvic fins, thin membrane joining bases; 7-11 branches of fourth pelvic ray; depth of body 4.5-5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Occurs from less than 5 to between 8 and 24 m. Solitary, rests on bottom. Inhabits exposed coastal reefs and outer slopes (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 March 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.02.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 24.07.17

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