Eviota teresae Greenfield & Randall, 2016
Terry's dwarfgoby
Eviota teresae
photo by Greenfield, J.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.11 cm SL (male/unsexed); 1.68 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 26 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: collected from Fiji (Ref. 107299) and photographed from Indonesia and Maldives (J.Greenfield, pers.comm.).
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished by the following characters: complete cephalic sensory-canal pore pattern (pattern 1); dorsal/anal fin formula usually 9/8; pectoral-fin rays usually 18; spot lateral to pelvic-fin base absent; dark occipital spot absent; pectoral-fin base with no distinct dark pigmentation; without a dark spot on mid caudal peduncle; without transverse bars on head and nape; anal fin darker than other fins; in life, orange scale margins; presence of distinct dark spots on ventral side of head; iris reddish with scattered small light spots on dorsal surface; red blotches on sides are deeper than wide; some pectoral-fin rays are branched; fifth pelvic-fin ray about 10-15% of length of fourth ray; no membranes in pelvic fins and the branches are elongate and slender with 2 segments between branches (Ref. 107299).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 07.07.16

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