Eviota nigramembrana Greenfield & Suzuki, 2013
Blackbar dwarfgoby
Eviota nigramembrana
photo by Suzuki, T.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.82 cm SL (male/unsexed); 1.48 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 18 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan and the Phiippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 26-26. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: cephalic sensory-pore system pattern group I (complete); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; absence of the fifth pelvic-fin ray; 5 internal bands between anal-fin origin and caudal-fin base; pale colour of pectoral fin base and the spinous dorsal fin; presence of a dark rectangular caudal-peduncle spot above midline; no broad dark and light bands; posterior edge of opercular membrane with a concentration of dark chromatophores; in life red-orange spots along bases of both dorsal fins, and belly with distinct red spots (Ref. 93270). Dorsal to anal fin-ray formula 8/8.
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.05.13

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