Eviota springeri Greenfield & Jewett, 2012
Springer’s dwarfgoby
Eviota springeri
photo by Jewett, S.L.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.69 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles (the Amirantes), Cargados Carajos Shoals (Mauritius), Chagos Archipelago, and possibly Sri Lanka.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7; Vertebrae: 25-25. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: a dark spot at anterior base of first dorsal fin and one medially at end of caudal peduncle; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/7; cephalic sensory pore system pattern 2, no IT pore; unbranched pectoral-fin rays; first dorsal fin of male may be elongate; the fifth pelvic-fin ray small, one-tenth to three-tenths length of fourth pelvic fin ray (Ref. 92021).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.10.12

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