Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 31 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Pacific: restricted Fiji; distribution in question until further studies within the E. nigriventris complex (which this species is part of) are completed,
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87726)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: dark band on entire lower body from the head back to the caudal-fin base where it intensifies and ends in a semi-circle; pectoral-fin base with small black dots, more intense dorsally; cephalic sensory pore system lacking the PITO and IT pores and the AITO pore enlarged; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula usually 9/8; pectoral-fin rays simple; spinous dorsal elongate or filamentous in both sexes; genital papilla nonfimbriate; in life dorsal half of body yellowish cream in color, ventral half dark gray to black in type material, varying to dark reddish in others (Ref. 87726); characterized further by longitudinal scale series 23-24; ctenoid scales except cycloid on breast, none on head, nape and pectoral fin base; separated pelvic fins, bases joins by thin membrane; well developed fifth pelvic ray; depth of body 3.5-5.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Forms groups among branches of Acropora coral, inhabits in sheltered reefs in 2-31 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and J.E. Randall, 2011. Two new Indo-Pacific species in the Eviota nigriventris complex (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 2997:54-66. (Ref. 87726)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.1 - 29.5, mean 28.2 (based on 635 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00289 - 0.01377), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .