Eviota oculopiperita Greenfield & Bogorodsky, 2014
Pepperminteye dwarfgoby
photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.19 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 10 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: cephalic sensory-pore system categorized as pattern IV or having no PITO and IT pores, and AITO is enlarged; 8/8 dorsal/anal fin-ray formula; all pectoral-fin rays unbranched; fourth pelvic-fin ray with 9 branches; caudal-fin base without black spot, body without linear dark stripes or bright yellow midlateral stripe, and eye color white with radiating reddish bars emanating from pupil (Ref. 94740).
Biology:  Collected on sandy slopes, coral patches, and lagoons (Ref. 94740).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 19 June 2017 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.01.14
Modified by: Hilomen, Teresa - 25.01.14
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 25.01.14

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